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University can’t invoke state immunity to avoid venue transfer: Fed Circuit

US06-09-2019Sarah Morgan

State sovereignty principles don’t give the Board of Regents of the University of Texas the right to bring a lawsuit in an improper venue, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

FTC demands Boston Scientific divest business amid $4.2bn deal

US08-08-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Federal Trade Commission is requiring medical device maker Boston Scientific to divest business, as part of a settlement resolving antitrust charges related to its acquisition of UK-based healthcare company BTG.

Eversheds opens San Diego office

US22-07-2019Sarah Morgan

Eversheds Sutherland has continued its expansion in the US, with the opening of a San Diego office and the addition of three IP litigators.

Medical laser makers settle microneedle dispute

US18-07-2019Rory O'Neill

Massachusetts-based medical laser company Candela and Israeli medical devices manufacturer Lumenis have settled all outstanding patent litigation between the two parties.

Fed Circuit rejects Stanford DNA test appeal

US11-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, July 10, handed victory to researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in a case involving a foetal testing patent.

USITC investigates import of surgical staplers


The US International Trade Commission has opened a section 337 investigation into the import of reload cartridges for surgical staplers, which allegedly infringe a US company’s patents.

MoFo hires FDA-focused partner


Morrison & Foerster has strengthened its life sciences group with the addition of Bethany Hills as a partner in New York.

Dassault Systèmes makes $5.8bn health data deal

US13-06-2019Mergers & acquisitions

Software company Dassault Systèmes has targeted the life sciences sector with the $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, a US-firm firm focused on clinical trials.

Fed Circuit refuses to hear $23m Medtronic loss


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected Medtronic’s attempt to revisit a ruling that lumbered the medical device company with a $23 million loss.

Neovasc adds two co-inventors to heart valve patents


Medical device company Neovasc has added two co-inventors to three of its patents, settling a dispute with a competitor, Edwards Lifesciences.

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