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3M widens litigation campaign over mask price-gouging

US29-04-2020Sarah Morgan

3M has filed another trademark infringement suit against what it’s called a “deplorable pandemic profiteer”, as the multinational seeks to stop the alleged price-gouging of N95 masks amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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3M secures restraining order in face mask price-gouging suit

US27-04-2020Sarah Morgan

3M has convinced a US judge to grant a restraining order against a New Jersey company it has accused of infringing the 3M trademarks by reselling N95 masks at “grossly inflated” prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fed Circuit resuscitates heart monitoring patent

US20-04-2020Sarah Morgan

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

UK16-04-2020Rory O'Neill

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

US14-04-2020Sarah Morgan

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

Greece07-04-2020Sarah Morgan

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

US06-04-2020Sarah Morgan

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

Costa Rica31-03-2020

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

Canada27-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Canada is the latest country to adopt emergency measures in order to secure drugs and medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19.

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