There is “clearly a lot of unrest” in the patent law on molecular diagnostics, according to the head of licensing at Roche Diagnostics.
Ariosa Diagnostics has urged the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reject Sequenom’s en banc request, stating that behind its “sky is falling” rhetoric is really a demand for courts to revise the US Supreme Court’s two-part test in determining the eligibility of a patent.
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear manufacturer W L Gore & Associates’s request for clarity on whether US patent law stipulates that patent licensing agreements must be placed in writing.
A US appeals court has revived a dispute in which a lower court previously ruled that there should not be a trial to determine whether pharmaceutical company Hospira infringed three patents.
Law firm Dechert has hired Andrea Reid as partner to the firm’s intellectual property practice in Boston.
Medical device makers Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and Covidien will head back to a US court after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revived their patent dispute concerning ultrasonic surgical devices.
Medical device manufacturer Medtronic has asked the US Supreme Court to vacate a lower court ruling that it indirectly infringed a patent covering a machine used during spinal surgery, citing the latest ruling in Commil USA v Cisco Systems.
Enzo Life Sciences has agreed to settle a patent infringement dispute with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, in what was one of 12 cases that Enzo had filed simultaneously.
Police in China have reportedly seized 20,000 boxes of counterfeit drugs and detained more than 20 people thought to be selling them online.
Law firm Gowlings has expanded its intellectual property practice by hiring Stephen Ferance as a partner.