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UK firm successfully challenges ‘Vagisan’ TM in Singapore

Singapore, UK28-02-2020Edward Pearcey

UK-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Comb International, owner of the ‘Vagisil’ trademark, has successfully challenged the ‘Vagisan’ trademark at the Intellectual Property Office Singapore.

China approves three Gilead remdesivir patents for COVID-19 treatment

Asia27-02-2020Edward Pearcey

US-based Gilead Sciences has been granted three Chinese patents connected to possible COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, reported He Zhimin, the deputy director of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration.

Sanofi to create ‘world’s second biggest’ API manufacturer

EU27-02-2020Rory O'Neill

French drugmaker Sanofi is looking to create a new European manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, amid concerns over dependence on a Chinese manufacturing sector hit by coronavirus.

GSK and Chinese biotech unite for coronavirus vaccine development

China, UK25-02-2020Sarah Morgan

British drugmaker GSK and Chinese biotech Clover Biopharmaceuticals have partnered to develop a protein-based coronavirus vaccine candidate.

Gilead fails to have US government patents invalidated

US21-02-2020Rory O'Neill

Gilead Sciences has failed in its efforts to have US government patents covering the use of HIV drugs as pre-exposure prophylaxis invalidated.

Irish nutrition group faces Kaneka patent suit

US20-02-2020Rory O'Neill

Japanese drugmaker Kaneka has accused Irish nutrition company Glanbia of infringing two patents with its ActiQuinol antioxidant products.

3M drops IBM healthcare software suit

US20-02-2020Sarah Morgan

US conglomerate 3M has dropped its copyright infringement claim against technology company IBM less than one month after filing suit.

Health campaigners call for greater checks on AbbVie/Allergan merger

US20-02-2020Rory O'Neill

Trade unions and consumer groups have urged the Federal Trade Commission to intervene in the planned $63 billion merger of drugmakers AbbVie and Allergan, arguing it would “substantially harm competition”.

Sanofi partners with HHS to work on COVID-19 vaccine

France, US19-02-2020Sarah Morgan

Sanofi’s vaccine unit has united with the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, which has so far killed more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Eli Lilly claims another victory in Taltz patent battle

UK18-02-2020Rory O'Neill

The English High Court has invalidated key claims of a patent owned by Roche subsidiary Genentech, following a lawsuit filed by US rival Eli Lilly.

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