Fed Circuit resuscitates heart monitoring patent
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overturned a lower court’s decision to find a heart monitoring patent invalid under Alice, handing a win to medical laboratory company BioTelemetry.
UK govt backs ventilator makers against potential IP complaints
The UK government will indemnify ventilator manufacturers from the financial burden arising from any potential IP breaches, as health services around the world scramble to up their capacity of the devices.
Federal Circuit remands Abbott drug test patent suit
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ordered a new trial in a patent dispute between Abbott-subsidiary Alere and patent monetisation company Rembrandt Diagnostics.
EU should buy patent rights for COVID-19 tests, says Greece
Greece has reportedly suggested that EU member states should jointly buy patent rights for COVID-19 tests and vaccines to ensure rapid distribution across the EU.
BIO moves 2020 international convention online
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has converted its 2020 international convention into an entirely online experience, BIO Digital.
Associations lobby WHO to build COVID-19 IP pool
Numerous associations and individuals have come together to ask the World Health Organization to build a global pool for IP rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada authorises compulsory licences for COVID-19 shortfalls
Canada is the latest country to adopt emergency measures in order to secure drugs and medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Novartis and others in ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 partnership
A consortium of life sciences companies including Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb and GSK have united to accelerate the development, manufacture and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for COVID-19.
Abbott scores case-ending sanctions against wholesaler
Medical device maker Abbott has secured a series of case-ending sanctions against a wholesaler, bringing the five-year-long dispute to a close.
Costa Rica asks WHO to create voluntary COVID-19 IP pool
The Costa Rican government has asked the World Health Organization to create a voluntary pool to collect patent rights for technologies that are useful for the detection, prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic.