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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.

CJEU opinion on SPC referral is ‘overdue’, say lawyers

EU, UK05-03-2019

An opinion on whether a supplementary protection certificate can be granted to an owner of a drug patent when the marketing authorisation is held by a third party is overdue, lawyers told WIPR.

USITC to investigate Daewoong following Allergan complaint

US04-03-2019

The US International Trade Commission has begun an investigation into Daewoong Pharmaceuticals of South Korea and California-based Evolus, following a complaint from Allergan.

Judge orders Boehringer to disclose Humira biosimilar plans

US28-02-2019

A US judge has ordered Boehringer Ingelheim to release its rollout plans for a biosimilar version of Humira (adalimumab), following a request from AbbVie.

Merck to buy immunotherapy company for $300m

US26-02-2019

US-based Merck & Co has announced plans to acquire immunotherapy company Immune Design for $300 million, in a bid to strengthen its capabilities in vaccine development.

Roche to make $4.3bn gene therapy acquisition

US25-02-2019

Switzerland-based Roche will buy gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics in a $4.3 billion deal.

DLA Piper hires two patent litigators in New York

US25-02-2019

DLA Piper has hired two patent litigators as partners in the firm’s IP and technology practice.

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