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Appeals court ruling blocks Lyrica competition until 2018


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a patent covering Pfizer’s pain drug Lyrica, closing the market to any generic challengers until 2018.

Roche sues Mylan over Herceptin biosimilar

India07-02-2014Legal developments

Roche’s Indian subsidiary has sued Mylan and Bangalore-based pharmaceutical company Biocon at the Delhi High Court, for launching a biosimilar of its breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab).

Myriad Genetics to acquire diagnostic company Crescendo

US06-02-2014Mergers & acquisitions

Myriad Genetics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire inflammatory and autoimmune diagnostics company Crescendo Bioscience for $270 million.

Baker & McKenzie welcomes pharma lawyer


Law firm Baker & McKenzie has hired pharmaceutical lawyer Julian Thurston as a consultant in its global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry group.

Powell Gilbert adds medical doctor to practice


UK IP law firm Powell Gilbert has appointed solicitor and medical doctor Tess Waldron as an associate.

Non-profit celebrates ear implant win


A US medical research foundation has received about $131.2 million in damages after a jury found that two of its patents covering cochlear implants were infringed.

Covidien wins patent suit against Johnson & Johnson owned company


Healthcare company Covidien PLC has been told it did not infringe patents belonging to a Johnson & Johnson-owned company through using its ultrasonic dissection device.

FDA approval adds new life to Copaxone


On January 28, Teva announced that the FDA had approved its supplemental new drug application for a new formulation of its biggest selling drug Copaxone.

Generic KRKA to receive damages in Nexium case

UK28-01-2014Legal developments

The UK High Court has decided to award Slovenian generic pharmaceutical company KRKA damages after a preliminary injunction enforced against the company by AstraZeneca was discharged.

Blank Rome hires patent litigator


Law firm Blank Rome LLP has expanded its IP litigation group with the appointment of Christopher Hu.

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