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China accepts cluster of complaints under new patent linkage law

China09-11-2021Muireann Bolger

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has accepted its first set of drug patent linkage complaints since the introduction of a new patent law in June 2021.

Pfizer fights approval of generic Ibrance


Pfizer is seeking to block a generic version of its cancer drug Ibrance from entering the market until the patent covering the drug expires in May 2036.

WHO issues fresh warning over fake COVID vaccines

International20-08-2021Rory O'Neill

The World Health Organization has identified counterfeit versions of the Covishield vaccine in India and Uganda.

Chinese doctor enjoined in trade secrets lawsuit

China, US26-01-2021Rory O'Neill

A US federal court has upheld a preliminary injunction against a Chinese doctor accused of stealing trade secrets from US heart device manufacturer AtriCure.

WTO declines to waive TRIPS provisions for COVID-19 drugs

India, South Africa25-01-2021

Representatives of South Africa and India have again tried and failed to persuade the World Trade Organization to waive IP rights related to COVID-19 treatments and vaccinations.

US customs seize 100k fake N95s from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, US18-01-2021Rory O'Neill

US customs officials at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York have seized 100,000 counterfeit 3M N95 masks imported from Hong Kong.

India approves COVID-19 vaccines ahead of huge rollout

India05-01-2021Muireann Bolger

India has granted emergency approval to COVID-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and one from the state-run institute Bharat Biotech, ahead of a huge immunisation drive that is planned to begin this week.

English court issues mixed ruling in heart valve patent clash

India, UK30-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The English High Court has handed down a mixed ruling in a dispute between Edwards Lifesciences and its competitor Meril Life Sciences.

Bausch Health settles with Sun Pharma

Canada, India, US23-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Canada-based Bausch Health has dropped its litigation against Indian generic maker Sun Pharma as part of a settlement agreement.

Indian police seize black market remdesivir, arrest 14

India21-07-2020Rory O'Neill

Police in Mumbai and Hyderabad have arrested 14 people on suspicion of distributing black market remdesivir at five times its retail price.

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