Roche accuses competitor of infringing diabetes patent
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
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
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
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
Australian ear implants manufacturer Cochlear must pay $268 million for infringing a patent owned by a US medical research organisation.
US rebukes IP wording in WHO’s pandemic resolution
The US has joined consensus on a World Health Organization resolution on the global handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but disassociated itself from the IP and reproductive health services wording within the resolution.
WHO and Costa Rica to launch COVID-19 technology patent pool
The World Health Organization and Costa Rica will launch a technology pooling initiative to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.