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Codexis sues rival DNA tech company over TMs

US27-05-2020Sarah Morgan

Protein engineering company Codexis has accused competitor Codex DNA of trademark infringement through the use of a “virtually identical” mark.

Canada takes nursery to court over cherry trees

Canada, US20-05-2020Sarah Morgan

Canada’s Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food has accused a Washington-based nursery, a fruit seller, and a fruit grower of infringing a plant patent covering the Staccato type of cherry tree.

Sanofi under fire over priority US access to COVID-19 vaccine

France, International, US15-05-2020Rory O'Neill

Sanofi is facing criticism after CEO Paul Hudson said the US was likely to have priority access on any COVID-19 vaccine produced by the French pharmaceutical company.

HGF promotes two to partner

UK11-05-2020Sarah Morgan

IP firm HGF has appointed two patent attorneys to partner, increasing the partner group to 63 partners. 

Oxford secures industry partner for potential vaccine rollout


The University of Oxford has partnered with UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to develop and manufacture the university’s trial COVID-19 vaccine.

World’s scientists working on nearly 80 COVID-19 vaccines

Austria21-04-2020Sarah Morgan

A total of 79 vaccines and 155 drugs are currently being developed across the globe to combat COVID-19, according to statistics from the Austrian Institute for Health Technology Assessment.

BASF and Royal DSM embroiled in animal feed patent suits

US16-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Bulgaria-based Huvepharma has accused chemicals company BASF and Dutch life sciences Koninklijke DSM, known as Royal DSM, of infringing its feed additive.

Sanofi and GSK launch coronavirus vaccine collaboration


Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline are pooling resources to create a vaccine for COVID-19, in what they call an “unprecedented” collaboration between the two pharma companies.

Merck KGaA secures second US CRISPR patent

US09-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Millipore Sigma, the US life sciences business of Merck KGaA, has secured a patent for its CRISPR-chrom technology, bringing its total number of CRISPR-related patents to 23. 

BIO moves 2020 international convention online

US06-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has converted its 2020 international convention into an entirely online experience, BIO Digital.

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