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BMS petitions SCOTUS to revive $1.2bn win


BMS unit Juno Therapeutics and the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research have urged the US Supreme Court to reinstate their $1.2 billion win in a patent clash with Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead.

Australian court rejects Boehringer opposition bid against MSD unit’s anti-parasitic drug patent

Australia24-05-2022Sarah Speight

The Federal Court of Australia has refused an appeal request in a decade-long case brought by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health against MSD subsidiary, Intervet International.

Queen’s speech trails gene-editing innovation bill

UK11-05-2022Alex Baldwin

The UK government will implement the Genetic Technology Bill which promises to “remove unnecessary barriers” inherited from the European Union to bolster gene-editing technology.

L’Oreal’s anti-wrinkle cosmetics infringe, claims GlycoBioSciences

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsAlex Baldwin

Canadian pharmaceutical company GlycoBioSciences has sued cosmetics giant L’Oreal, alleging that the French company’s anti-wrinkle products containing hyaluronic acid infringe two patents.

Moderna aims to offset COVID vaccine lawsuit to US govt

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Moderna has rejected claims that its COVID-19 vaccine violates the patent rights of two biopharma companies, arguing that its contract with the US federal government has conferred immunity.

Harvard, 10x accuse NanoString of infringing gene sequencing tech

US03-03-2022Alex Baldwin

Harvard College and 10x Genomics have sued Nanostring Technologies, alleging that the company’s CosMx imaging platform infringes two patents covering “gene-mapping” technology.

USPTO rules Broad owns CRISPR animal cell editing patents

US01-03-2022Alex Baldwin

Patents core to the breakthrough gene-editing technology CRISPR belong to the University of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Broad Institute, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled.

ITC to investigate Alvotech’s Humira biosimilar

US27-01-2022Alex Baldwin

The US International Trade Commission will investigate whether drug manufacturers used trade secrets to develop a biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira.

AstraZeneca inks $730m licensing deal for rare heart disease treatment

International11-01-2022Muireann Bolger

Alexion, AstraZeneca’s rare disease group, has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Neurimmune AG for NI006, an antibody in development for the treatment of the heart condition, transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.

Allele drops COVID-19 protein suit against Pfizer, BioNTech

US06-01-2022Muireann Bolger

Biotech Allele has dropped its lawsuit accusing Pfizer and BioNTech of infringing technology covering a fluorescent protein used in COVID-19 vaccines.

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