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J&J wants $25m over ‘contaminated’ fake medical tools


Johnson & Johnson has accused a medical supplier of distributing counterfeit surgical tools that are “bacterially contaminated and critically defective”.

3M secures settlements in price-gouging litigation

US23-06-2020Sarah Morgan

3M has settled with two companies it had accused of reselling N95 masks at inflated prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roche accuses competitor of infringing diabetes patent

Switzerland, US22-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Roche Diabetes Care, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Roche, has accused medical device company Insulet of infringing a patent covering a blood glucose level monitor. 

MicroPort accuses rival of selling ‘knock-off’ surgical tools


MicroPort Orthopedics has sued rival Medacta, accusing it of providing surgeons with “knock-off copies and defaced versions” of MicroPort’s patented surgical tools.

Illumina secures injunction against BGI

US18-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Genetic sequencing company Illumina has obtained a preliminary injunction against its China-based rival BGI.

Rouse and Codex launch new China partnership


IP firm Rouse will collaborate with life sciences service provider Codex to support companies looking to enter the Chinese market.

Teva to face inhaler infringement allegations in UK court

UK03-06-2020Rory O'Neill

Israeli generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals must face infringement claims related to an asthma inhaler, an English judge has ruled.

WHO launches COVID-19 pool with 37 countries

International29-05-2020Sarah Morgan

The World Health Organization has launched a COVID-19 technology pool, with 37 countries and multiple international partners and institutions rallying together to support the initiative. 

Australia investigates counterfeit N95s in hospitals


The Australian government has ordered an investigation into the sale of counterfeit face masks in the country, following warnings from health experts and local media reports over the prevalence of fake equipment.

Cochlear's $268m damages bill stands, says Fed Circuit

Australia, US20-05-2020Rory O'Neill

Australian ear implants manufacturer Cochlear must pay $268 million for infringing a patent owned by a US medical research organisation.

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