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.
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.
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has confirmed the validity of three remaining Medtronic patents challenged by rival medical device manufacturer Axonics.
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.
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.
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.
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 is suing rival dental implant manufacturer Integrated Dental Systems, claiming that it markets “cheap” replacement parts for Zimmer’s implant systems.
The Brazilian Senate Plenary has approved a bill that will allow President Bolsonaro to waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines.
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.