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WTO fails to strike deal to waive COVID-19 IP

India, International, South Africa, UK20-10-2020Muireann Bolger

Talks on a landmark proposal to waive IP rights for vaccines and treatments related to COVID-19 have stalled, following the failure of the World Trade Organisation to conclude an agreement.

MSD secures victory before English court

UK20-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The English High Court has concluded that Merck Sharp Dohme is not infringing a patent owned by Pfizer through the sale of its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Teva withdraws Shield patent oppositions

Israel, UK19-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Israeli generics company Teva has withdrawn its oppositions to two patents owned by Shield Therapeutics before the European Patent Office.

Kilpatrick Townsend hires litigation team from DLA Piper

US19-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has strengthened its life sciences expertise with the addition of a patent litigation team, that includes four litigators from DLA Piper.

Federal Circuit resuscitates Snyder’s heart valve patent

US16-10-2020Muireann Bolger

A medical device company, St. Jude Medical, part of Abbott Laboratories, failed in its bid to invalidate a patent for an artificial heart valve at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, Thursday, October 15.

Seventh Circuit urged to review AbbVie antitrust ruling

US15-10-2020Muireann Bolger

Twenty US states, the US Federal Trade Commission, and consumer groups have asked the Seventh Circuit of the US Court of Appeals to reconsider a case claiming that AbbVie strived to prevent competition to its immunosuppressant drug, Humira.

Australian court issues mixed vaccine patent ruling

Australia15-10-2020Sarah Morgan

In a mixed decision for Merck Sharp Dohme, the Federal Court of Australia has concluded that the pharmaceutical company is infringing one patent owned by Wyeth, but that two other Wyeth patents are invalid.

Fed Circuit refuses Amgen unit appeal in win for Sanofi

US15-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed Immunex’s appeal against a decision invalidating its patent on treating inflammatory disorders.

DNA start-up refused UK trademark

UK15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

An Australian personalised genomics company has failed in its effort to obtain protection for its ‘’ trademark in the UK.

Braun unit sued for infringing hospital’s patents for artificial joints

US13-10-2020Muireann Bolger

A unit belonging to German company Braun has allegedly infringed five patents relating to artificial joints for knee and hip replacements, according to a complaint filed by the Orthopaedic Institute for Children.

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