Agriculture company Monsanto has lost a patent and trademark dispute against Indian agribusiness Nuziveedu Seeds.
There is an urgent need for an effective global legal regime to prevent bio piracy, according to Rita Teaotia, commerce secretary of India.
Bayer has been defeated in a patent battle against India-based drugs companies Alembic Pharmaceuticals and Natco Pharma today.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical has agreed to acquire Neurovance, a privately held clinical stage pharma company.
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has won a patent dispute against China-based enzyme makers Shandong Longda Bio-Products and Jiangsu Boli Bioproducts at the Supreme People’s Court of China.
Law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its presence in China with the launch of a Shanghai office.
Global intellectual property strategy will be the chief area of focus for IP counsel in the life sciences arena in 2017.
The World Trade Organization has amended its intellectual property rules to make it easier for poor countries to access affordable medicines.
Merck has agreed a settlement and licensing agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Ono Pharmaceutical under which it will pay the companies $625 million.
Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical has acquired Ariad Pharmaceuticals, a company which develops small-molecule medicines for cancer treatments, for $5.2 billion.