AstraZeneca has announced partnerships with Chinese companies Alibaba and Tencent, in agreements that will use emerging technologies to improve healthcare in China.
Japan-based Abe & Partners has promoted Michiko Kinoshita as partner and Tomohiro Kazama as counsel.
Southeast Asia-based law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has appointed an IP enforcement specialist to partner.
Singapore-based Aslan Pharmaceuticals has acquired the full global rights to develop, manufacture and commercialise a cancer treatment.
Basilea Pharmaceutica and Pfizer have reached a deal for a licence agreement for the antifungal medication Cresemba to cover China and 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
CPA Global has found that Sanofi files the most patents covering human gene therapy and also spends the most on them overall.
A patent counsel at Eli Lilly discussed a recent dispute pitting Amgen against Sanofi and Regeneron, saying an appeals court ruling was convoluted.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has partnered with trade group the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) to boost access to patent information.
The Australian government has rejected proposals by the Productivity Commission regarding extending the length of pharmaceutical patents.
Samsung’s biopharmaceutical arm Samsung Bioepis has agreed a deal with Takeda to tackle “unmet disease areas”, marking the South Korean company’s move into the novel drugs market.