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J&J to buy surgical robotics company for $3.4bn

US18-02-2019Mergers & acquisitions

Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to strengthen its robotics programme with the addition of Silicon Valley-based Auris Health to its business.

EU court throws out dentistry TM application


The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal from German company Nemius Group against a decision to refuse registration for its ‘Dentaldisk’ mark.

Clarivate announces new Life Science Alliances programme


Global information company Clarivate Analytics has launched a “Life Science Alliances Program” to provide drug and medical device developers a new way to advance their research and development.

EU court rules on Swedish medical devices TM dispute

EU, Sweden07-02-2019

The EU General Court today upheld the decision to invalidate a trademark owned by Swemac Innovation, a Swedish medical devices company.

Chinese AI start-up opens R&D centre in Singapore


Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Yitu Technology has launched a new research and development centre in Singapore which will focus partly on applying the technology to medical diagnostics.

FDA approved record number of novel devices in 2018


A record number of novel devices were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2018, the federal agency has said.

Chinese national jailed for stealing medical devices tech


A US district court has sentenced a Chinese national to 27 months in federal prison for the theft of trade secrets from two American medical device manufacturers.

Fed Circuit upholds $23m win for spine surgeon against Medtronic


An appeals court has upheld a $23 million damages award for a spine surgeon, after a jury found that medical device company Medtronic had infringed two of his patents.

Life sciences lawyers shocked and concerned amid Brexit uncertainty


Lawyers have told LSIPR they are concerned about the continuing UK political uncertainty having a negative impact on life sciences investment and the Unified Patent Court.

GE Healthcare partners with Vanderbilt University to create AI apps


US-based medical technology company GE Healthcare has entered into a five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop cancer immunotherapies using artificial intelligence.

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