Staff at the European Patent Office will hold seven days of strike action starting this week, it has been confirmed.
Horizon Pharma is set to acquire Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics in a merger worth about $660 million, the companies announced on March 19.
Teva-owned subsidiary Cephalon has sued Sun Pharma, claiming the Mumbai-based firm infringed a patent protecting its Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride) product.
Pfizer has filed patent infringement suits against India-based Torrent Pharmaceuticals in an attempt to stop it selling a generic version of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil citrate).
Eli Lilly has filed suit against more than 30 generic drug makers at the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for allegedly infringing three patents related to platelet inhibitor drug Effient (prasugrel).
Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals has filed patent infringement cases against Gilead Sciences and its European subsidiaries in France, Germany and the UK.
A contraction of 0.3 percent in Ireland’s economy last year has been linked to the expiry of several key pharmaceutical patents.
South Korean cancer vaccine maker KAEL-GemVax has appointed CPA Global as its IP management specialist.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has invalidated one of Pfizer’s patents covering blockbuster arthritis drug Celebrex.
Genetic diagnostic company Myriad Genetics and other patent holders have been denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have kept rival company Ambry Genetics from selling its own test for BRCA gene mutations.