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Shkreli inflated price of life-saving drug from federal prison, FTC says

US14-08-2020Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Martin Shkreli conspired to illegally increase the price of a life-saving drug during phone calls he made from prison, according to the US Federal Trade Commission.

Bayer, Apotex settle suit over cancer drug patent

US13-08-2020Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Bayer has settled a patent infringement suit with generics manufacturer Apotex, after claiming that its version of a cancer treatment infringed two patents.

Moderna unsure of COVID-19 vaccine patent exclusivity

US12-08-2020Sarah Morgan

US biotech company Moderna has said it’s possible that it may not be the first company to make the inventions claimed in its pending patent applications, which include the breakthroughs for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. 

McDermott hires Boston pair from Polsinelli

US12-08-2020Sarah Morgan

McDermott Will & Emery has strengthened its IP practice in Boston with the addition of Michael Siekman and Jenny Chen as partners. 

Novavax partners with Takeda to deliver COVID-19 vaccine in Japan

Japan10-08-2020Mergers & acquisitionsMuireann Bolger

US biotechnology company Novavax has signed a deal with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop, manufacture and market a COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, it was announced on Friday, August 7.

Teva wins appeal over thyroid drug at Fed Circuit

US10-08-2020Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

In a victory for Teva Pharmaceuticals, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed IBSA Institut Biochimique’s appeal against a ruling that held parts of its patent invalid.

BMS, Pfizer secure victory over generic makers

US07-08-2020Sarah Morgan

In a victory for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, a US federal judge has affirmed patents covering blood-thinner Eliquis.

Webinar: antibody patents in Europe and beyond

UK06-08-2020Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Antibody patenting can be a minefield for IP practitioners if they lack the most up-to-date knowledge about the best way to approach a patent application.

KIPA hires former Decode Genetics director

Iceland, Sweden06-08-2020Sarah Morgan

IP boutique KIPA has strengthened its team with the addition of Iceland-based patent attorney Thorlakur Jonsson. 

Sanofi, GSK secure $2.1bn from US in COVID-19 vaccine deal

US03-08-2020Sarah Morgan

The US government has agreed to pay up to $2.1 billion to Sanofi and GSK for the development and delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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