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Genevant signs $600m liver fibrosis deal with Takeda

Canada18-03-2021Alex Baldwin

Genevant Sciences has entered into a licence agreement for Takeda to develop and market a new liver fibrosis treatment.

Biogen sues Teva over MS generic

US18-03-2021Muireann Bolger

A proposed Teva Pharmaceutical generic drug to treat multiple sclerosis infringes patents relating to Vumerity, according to a lawsuit filed by Biogen and Alkermes.

FTC launches pharma merger analysis group

US18-03-2021Alex Baldwin

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching a new international working group in an “imperative” move to better analyse the impact of pharmaceutical mergers.

NCAA targets ‘Vasectomy Mayhem’ trademark

US16-03-2021Alex Baldwin

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has filed a petition to cancel a urology centre's ‘Vasectomy Mayhem’ trademark ahead of the NCAA’s March Madness Basketball Tournament.

Medical tech leads 2020 innovation at the EPO

EU16-03-2021Muireann Bolger

Healthcare innovation led patenting activity in 2020 as COVID-19 fuelled a rise in applications, a report by the European Patent Office has revealed.

Fed Circuit rejects Stanford Uni’s ‘abstract’ genetics patent

US15-03-2021Rory O'Neill

Stanford University can’t patent a genetic testing method as it is based on “abstract mathematical calculations”, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled.

Pressure on Ireland to back COVID vaccine IP waiver

Ireland12-03-2021Alex Baldwin

Ireland is the latest country to come under pressure to back the World Trade Organisation’s appeal to waive intellectual property rights related to COVID-19 vaccines, as developing countries struggle to vaccinate their populace.

Federal Circuit affirms PTAB’s Baxter ruling

US11-03-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, knocking out two Baxter patents.

China must protect seed IP to spur investment, warns Sinochem

China11-03-2021Muireann Bolger

China must safeguard IP in the seed industry to ensure innovation within the sector, the group chairman of Chinese multinational Sinochem, Frank Ning, has warned.

Ferring calls for sanctions on Jones Day

US11-03-2021Alex Baldwin

Ferring Pharmaceuticals has asked The District Court for the Southern District of New York to impose sanctions on law firm Jones Day for allegedly forcing its client Serenity Pharmaceuticals into pursuing litigation against Ferring.

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