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Life sciences cases taking centre stage at the UPC

EU, Germany28-11-2023Marisa Woutersen

UPC judge, EPO director and Regeneron counsel shed light on the court’s dynamics at London event | Life sciences sector emerging as a major player in the court | Quality of rulings and tight timeframes blamed for lack of appeals.

UPC judge and Regeneron counsel urge lobbying to improve court's transparency

EU, UK23-11-2023Legal developmentsMarisa Woutersen

Judge encourages lawyers and public to make their voices heard over transparency concerns | Awkward access to public hearings ‘causing problems’ says Regeneron counsel | Plea for public virtual hearings as judge notes that requests have been ‘coming in by the dozen’ | Panellists discuss at LSPN Europe.

USPTO aims to fend off Fintiv challenge at SCOTUS

US14-11-2023Muireann Bolger

Controversial rule precludes a patent review if there is parallel litigation | Big pharma and tech companies insist the rule is “arbitrary and capricious” | US agency backs Vidal’s authority, calling a proposed intervention “unnecessary”.

Fed Circ weighs in on pipette mechanism claim construction

US02-11-2023Muireann Bolger

Precedential ruling finds errors in lower court’s findings in a case concerning medical devices | Earlier verdict has been vacated and remanded.

Fed Circ contests PTAB over single or plural meaning in microfluidic device patent

US24-10-2023Liz Hockley

Judges partially overturn decision that ABS had failed to prove claims in Cytonome patent were invalid | PTAB and appeals court differ in interpretation of whether claims language had single or plural meaning.

Arthrex wins at PTAB over joint repair patents

US17-10-2023Sarah Speight

Medical device company prevails after requesting inter partes reviews of three related patents | Patent Trial and Appeal Board finds obviousness in patents describing joint tissue repair and stabilisation.

Medtronic’s $738m deal with insulin maker at risk

South Korea, US12-10-2023Marisa Woutersen

Insulet has been awarded a preliminary injunction against EOFlow on its insulin patch pump products | Dispute and injunction come ahead of Medtronic’s planned $738m acquisition of EOFlow.

UN race committee says global north’s COVID-19 IP position violates human rights

Germany, Switzerland, UK, US05-09-2023Marisa Woutersen

UN Committee on Racial Discrimination Calls for equitable access to vaccines, treatments, and health tech | Switzerland, Germany, UK, and US refusal to waive IP rights for COVID-19 vaccines 'aids discrimination against vulnerable communities'.

Intuitive resolves robotic surgery dispute with J&J unit

US10-08-2023Muireann Bolger

Dispute centred on alleged infringement of several patents related to keyhole surgery | Big pharma company acquired defendant firm in $3.4bn deal four years ago.

Boston Scientific secures nearly $160m in clips patents feud

US13-06-2023Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Win marks latest leg of cross-Atlantic litigation feud over devices that stop internal bleeding | Medical device maker garnered success against rival in the US and Germany but failed to secure an injunction in one European country.

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