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L’Oreal’s anti-wrinkle cosmetics infringe, claims GlycoBioSciences

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsAlex Baldwin

Canadian pharmaceutical company GlycoBioSciences has sued cosmetics giant L’Oreal, alleging that the French company’s anti-wrinkle products containing hyaluronic acid infringe two patents.

Moderna aims to offset COVID vaccine lawsuit to US govt

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Moderna has rejected claims that its COVID-19 vaccine violates the patent rights of two biopharma companies, arguing that its contract with the US federal government has conferred immunity.

BGI wins $333m in DNA patent suit with Illumina

China09-05-2022Alex Baldwin

Illumina has been ordered to pay more than $333 million to Chinese sequencing company MGI—a subsidiary of BGI Group formally known as Complete Genomics—following a jury ruling that Illumina infringed two of its DNA-sequencing patents.

Harvard, 10x say Vizgen infringes genomics patents

US05-05-2022Alex Baldwin

Harvard College and 10x Genomics have sued Vizgen, claiming that the Massachusetts-based biotech rival infringes five patents covering molecular analysis methods.

WTO reveals draft of COVID-19 IP waiver

EU, India, South Africa, US05-05-2022Alex Baldwin

A proposal for the COVID-19 vaccine waiver has been prepared for approval by the wider members of the World Trade Organisation.

English High Court denies Jazz units’ jurisdictional challenge


Two subsidiaries of Ireland-based Jazz Pharmaceuticals have failed in their bid to challenge the jurisdiction of the English High Court in a dispute with Tokyo-headquartered Otsuka Pharmaceutical over a cannabis sativa collaboration.

USITC to investigate botox imports

US03-05-2022Alex Baldwin

The US International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate imports of botulinum toxin products following a complaint that they infringe trade secrets.

Swiss scientist convicted for GSK trade secrets theft

US03-05-2022Alex Baldwin

A scientist working in Switzerland has been convicted of conspiring with his sister and others to steal trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline for the benefit of their respective biopharmaceutical ventures.

Fed Circuit revives bid to invalidate robotic surgery patent


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has renewed Auris Health’s attempt to invalidate Intuitive Surgical’s patent covering a robotic surgical tool.

AstraZeneca says Mylan, Kindeva infringe another Symbicort patent

US28-04-2022Alex Baldwin

AstraZeneca filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Kindeva Drug Delivery on Tuesday, claiming that their generic asthma Symbicort infringes a brand-new patent that was issued the same day.

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