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LES 2015: ‘Much unrest’ in molecular diagnostics area, argues Roche


There is “clearly a lot of unrest” in the patent law on molecular diagnostics, according to the head of licensing at Roche Diagnostics.

Ariosa says the sky is not falling, so Federal Circuit decision must stand


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.

US Supreme Court ends $1 billion patent dispute


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.

Hospira patent dispute revived


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.

Dechert hires IP partner in Boston


Law firm Dechert has hired Andrea Reid as partner to the firm’s intellectual property practice in Boston.

Federal Circuit revives ultrasonic surgical patent row


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.

Medtronic asks US Supreme Court to vacate infringement ruling


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 settles second of 12 patent lawsuits


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.

Counterfeit drugs seized in China


Police in China have reportedly seized 20,000 boxes of counterfeit drugs and detained more than 20 people thought to be selling them online.

Gowlings expands IP practice in Vancouver


Law firm Gowlings has expanded its intellectual property practice by hiring Stephen Ferance as a partner.

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