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Pfizer criticises Indian pharma patent policy

India, US25-04-2014

Pfizer’s associate general counsel, Justin McCarthy, has sent a letter to India’s ambassador to the US, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, urging the Indian government to “shift from using destructive IP policy as an access strategy,” according to reports.

Novartis and GSK team in $14.5b IP exchange

Switzerland, UK23-04-2014Mergers & acquisitions

Novartis and GSK have agreed to create a consumer healthcare business in a joint venture that involves the exchange of assets worth billions of dollars.

Depomed settles with generics over Gralise dispute

US16-04-2014Legal developments

Depomed, a California-based pharmaceutical company, has settled litigation with two of three companies that sought to launch generic versions of its Gralise (gabapentin) product before patents covering it expire.

Aurobindo Pharma sued over Angiomax

US16-04-2014

US-based The Medicines Co has sued Aurobindo Pharma after claims the Indian pharmaceutical company infringed two patents related to its heart drug Angiomax (bivalirudin).

Generics file Teva response in Copaxone battle

US15-04-2014

A group of generic drug manufacturers has asked the US Supreme Court to allow a ruling that grants them permission to market a version of Teva’s multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer acetate).

UK High Court strikes down Herceptin patents

UK14-04-2014Legal developments

The UK High Court has invalidated two patents covering Roche’s breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) after a challenge by generic drug maker Hospira.

Mintz Levin adds three in Boston

US11-04-2014

Law firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has added three partners to its IP team.

IP group joins O'Melveny’s New York office

US10-04-2014

US law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP has hired Lisa Barons Pensabene, Marc Pensabene, and Filko Prugo at its New York office.

Mallinckrodt picks up Acthar in Questcor merger

Ireland09-04-2014Mergers & acquisitions

Dublin-based Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has announced it will buy US biopharmaceutical company Questcor Pharmaceuticals for $5.6 billion.

Purdue sues Teva to block OxyContin challenge

US08-04-2014

OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) maker Purdue Pharma has filed suit against Teva to stop the generic drug maker trying to litigate claims to a patent for which it had filed a Paragraph III certification.

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