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Globus launches patent suit over spinal implant tech

US14-10-2021Muireann Bolger

Medical device company, Globus Medical, has filed a lawsuit against competitor Life Spine, alleging infringement of seven different patents related to spinal tech implant technology.

Federal Circuit hands victory to Snyders over heart valve patent

US07-10-2021

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that claims of a patent covering an artificial heart valve were erroneously held to be unpatentable by the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in a blow to a medical device company owned by Abbott Laboratories.

PTAB affirms validity of three Medtronic patents in Axonics suit

US23-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has confirmed the validity of three remaining Medtronic patents challenged by rival medical device manufacturer Axonics.

English High Court grants expedited trial in cochlea ‘injunction gap’ dispute

UK09-09-2021Muireann Bolger

Advanced Biologics has managed to convince the English High Court to expedite a patent infringement and validation suit it is embroiled in with German rival Med-El.

BGI didn’t infringe one Illumina patent, fails to invalidate another

US02-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The US District Court for the Northern District of California has denied an attempt by Chinese company BGI Genomics to invalidate an Illumina DNA sequencing patent in a summary judgment, leaving the dispute over infringement of another Illumina patent to be decided at trial.

Jury rules Qiagen infringed two gene patents

US31-08-2021Alex Baldwin

A US District Court for the District of Delaware jury found that German genetics company Qiagen willfully infringed two patents owned by ArcherDX and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Fed Circ upholds challenge to J&J robot patent

US24-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has invalidated more claims of a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s surgical robot patent following a cross-appeal of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.

Zimmer Biomet launches TM suit over dental implants

US12-08-2021Alex Baldwin

Zimmer Biomet is suing rival dental implant manufacturer Integrated Dental Systems, claiming that it markets “cheap” replacement parts for Zimmer’s implant systems.

Brazil passes compulsory licence bill for COVID-19 vaccines

Brazil12-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The Brazilian Senate Plenary has approved a bill that will allow President Bolsonaro to waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines.

7th Circuit won’t overturn spinal implant injunction

US10-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a preliminary injunction from an Illinois court that blocked medical device maker Aegis Spine from selling its spinal implant.

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