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Eli Lilly walks away from $176.5m damages after judge overturns Teva win

US28-09-2023Marisa Woutersen

Teva’s patents protecting migraine drug ruled invalid | Lilly’s motion for a new trial denied | ‘The court does not reach this decision nor overturn a jury verdict lightly’ says Judge Alison Burroughs.

‘A huge shame’: UPC denies access to pleadings and evidence in Sanofi v Amgen

EU26-09-2023Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

An updated UPC rule requires a concrete and verifiable, legitimate reason for making available written pleadings and evidence | The wish from a natural person to form an opinion on the validity of a patent deemed insufficient reason for access | First decision marks latest twist in Amgen v Sanofi showdown.

Roche unit wins Fed Circ clash over blood clot treatment

US21-09-2023Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Long-running legal dispute tackles questions of enablement and ‘undue experimentation’ | Federal Circuit says it is bound by SCOTUS’ findings in Amgen v Sanofi.

Pfizer must hand over COVID-19 vaccine knowledge

US19-09-2023Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Moderna alleges that rivals’ vaccine infringes patents filed covering a foundational mRNA technology | Big pharma firm must “specifically describe” awareness of Moderna's work in the mRNA vaccine sphere before the end of the month.

US Court of Appeals sides with Apple in Masimo dispute

US14-09-2023Marisa Woutersen

Court upholds USPTO and the PTAB decisions over blood-oxygen sensor in smartwatches | Ruling finds Masimo patents to be unpatentable and obvious | Only one claim relating to inconsistency to be reversed.

Bausch Ireland fends off challenge to its cancer patent

Ireland12-09-2023Sarah Speight

Pharma firm fails to show evidence to prove obviousness in rival’s patent | Treatment can be used to treat cancer as well as ulcerative colitis and asthma.

Bayer targets Amazon sellers over fake products

US05-09-2023Muireann Bolger

Healthcare company accuses online sellers of selling unauthorised over-the-counter products | Consumers leave bad reviews after receiving damaged, expired and poor quality goods, says the complaint | Vory, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

UPC announces hearing details for Edwards Lifesciences

EU31-08-2023Marisa Woutersen

Edwards Lifesciences files application for provisional measures at UPC | Hearing details adds to existing listed by the court for 10x Genomics versus NanoString.

India regulator U-turns on controversial generics-only policy

India31-08-2023Liz Hockley

National Medical Commission has put new regulations on hold that would have made prescribing generics mandatory | Move comes after pressure from doctors’ organisation and pharma firms.

BioNTech and Pfizer challenge Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine patent

Germany, Ireland, US29-08-2023Marisa Woutersen

Inter partes review challenges broad claims and monopolisation over mRNA tech amidst existing legal dispute | Alnylam set to appeal separate court ruling against Moderna.

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