Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech hit with COVID-19 vaccine lawsuits over mRNA tech
Promosome claimed it shared mRNA tech with the trio, who went on to make hugely successful vaccines | The small biotech wants a cut of more than $100 billion allegedly made by the big pharma companies.
10x escalates genomics patents dispute at the UPC
Biotech hoping for ‘pan-European injunctive relief’ | Vizgen CEO says lawsuits an ‘attempt to undermine innovation’.
Moderna and Pfizer face fresh suits over COVID-19 vaccine
A US biotech is accusing the pair of infringing several of its “foundational” lipid particle patents | Pfizer and BioNTech accused plaintiff in earlier suit of antitrust in a dispute over one of the patents at issue.
J&J settles Amgen clash over blockbuster psoriasis drug
Amgen can market biosimilar version of Stelara from January 2025 | J&J had alleged infringement of two Stelara patents.
Amgen sues generic drug maker over bone treatments
Lawsuit concerns multibillion-dollar bone-strengthening drugs | Alleged dearth of information provided to patent owner before biologics licence application was approved.
Vizgen accuses Harvard and 10x of patent licence cover-up
Firm says patents-in-suit were developed using $19 million of public money | Biotech also cites “new evidence” in suit with Harvard and 10x.
European Commission proposes ‘single market’ for meds
Proposals include new regulatory protection periods for innovative drugs | Changes are aimed at improving patient access to therapeutics and boosting the EU pharma industry.
Moderna secures COVID-19 vaccine delivery win before appeals court
Biotech fails to convince Federal Circuit to overturn PTAB finding | Invalidation of patent related to “Non-liposomal systems for nucleic acid delivery”.
Pfizer faces infringement suit over COVID-19 vaccine
Arbutus and Genevant claims Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine uses patented technology | Claim follows last year’s lawsuit against Moderna.
Notable IP partner joins Lathrop GPM
Recruit from DLA Piper brings two decades of patent and technical experience in life sciences, biotechnology, and healthcare industries.