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Abbvie faces multiple Humira antitrust suits

US04-04-2019

AbbVie is now facing six antitrust class-action lawsuits which claim that the company illegally stopped competition for its arthritis treatment Humira.

EPO grants eukaryotic cell CRISPR patent to Charpentier

EU04-04-2019

The European Patent Office has issued a new CRISPR/Cas9 patent to inventor Emmanuelle Charpentier, one of the key figures in the CRISPR landscape.

English court claims jurisdiction in Unilever antibody dispute

UK03-04-2019

The English High Court will hear a patent dispute between a subsidiary of biopharmaceutical company Sanofi and British-Dutch consumer goods brand Unilever.

EPO president refers plant patentability decision for appeal

EU02-04-2019

European Patent Office president António Campinos will refer a recent decision on the patentability of exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes to the office’s Enlarged Board of Appeal.

Cancer Research UK forms immunotherapy alliance

UK28-03-2019

Cancer Research UK has formed a multimillion-pound drug discovery alliance with fellow charity LifeArc and Japanese company Ono Pharmaceutical.

Thermo Fisher expands into gene therapy in $1.7bn deal

US26-03-2019

Biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced plans to acquire Brammer Bio, a viral vector manufacturer for gene and cell therapies, for $1.7 billion.

UK biotech R&D up 65% since 2016, says report

UK25-03-2019

A “biotech boom” is underway in the UK, according to a new report from UK investment management firm Downing.

Strawberry breeder accuses competitor of patent infringement

US22-03-2019

A California-based company which breeds berries has filed a patent infringement claim against a competitor.

Federal Circuit rules ‘treatment claims’ are patent eligible

US18-03-2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has warned against implementing “too broad” an interpretation of the Alice test as it ruled that “treatment claims” were eligible for patenting.

Activist group opposes lettuce patent

EU07-03-2019

Activist group No Patents on Seeds has filed an opposition against a patent on lettuce, owned by Dutch food supplier Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt.

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