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Pfizer claims employee stole COVID-19 vaccine documents


Pfizer is currently investigating a soon-to-be former employee who it believes has transferred more than 12,000 files, many of which contain confidential and trade secret information, to her personal devices and has repeatedly attempted to cover her tracks.

BioMarin accuses engineer of stealing 1,800 files

US23-11-2021Muireann Bolger

BioMarin Pharmaceuticals has accused a former engineer who went to work for competitor Sangamo Therapeutics of stealing more than 1,800 files containing confidential information and trade secrets.

Bayer, Onyx drop Nexavar patent suit

US23-11-2021Muireann Bolger

Bayer Healthcare and Amgen subsidiary Onyx Pharmaceuticals have dropped a patent infringement suit against Dr Reddy’s over a planned generic version of cancer treatment Nexavar.

Activists urge Biden to champion temporary COVID-19 IP waiver


Medical and human rights groups have called on US President Joe Biden to step up his personal engagement and help put in place a temporary waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 vaccines.

Pfizer signs antiviral COVID-19 licence with MPP

International18-11-2021Alex Baldwin

Pfizer is the latest pharmaceutical company to sign a licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool to help increase access to its COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment candidate PAXLOVID for low and middle-income countries.

Gilead ruling ‘threatens life-saving research’, says St Judes

US18-11-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit should revisit a ruling in favour of Gilead Sciences that invalidated a cancer drug patent because the decision jeopardises research, according to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

Judge approves Pfizer’s $345m EpiPen settlement

US18-11-2021Alex Baldwin

EpiPen buyers have secured final approval of a $345 million settlement with Pfizer in a consumer antitrust suit.

Jazz sues Avadel over Xyrem patent

US16-11-2021Alex Baldwin

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has claimed that Avadel Pharmaceuticals’ proposed narcolepsy drug infringes a patent related to Jazz’s blockbuster treatment Xyrem.

Pfizer’s Wyeth sues Novartis’ Sandoz over breast cancer drug patent

US16-11-2021Muireann Bolger

Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has filed a suit jointly with Puma Biotechnology against Sandoz over a patent related to breast cancer drug, Nerlynx.

Amgen asks Fed Circ to rehear $1.1bn Juno patent suit

US16-11-2021Alex Baldwin

Amgen and two research centres have thrown their support behind Bristol Myers Squibb subsidiary Juno Therapeutics to help restore a $1.1 billion patent judgment against Kite Pharma that was overturned by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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