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Israel targets Teva over MS drug royalties

Israel12-05-2022Muireann Bolger

The state of Israel has sued Teva Pharmaceuticals for $100 million over alleged unpaid royalties relating to its multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone.

Queen’s speech trails gene-editing innovation bill

UK11-05-2022Alex Baldwin

The UK government will implement the Genetic Technology Bill which promises to “remove unnecessary barriers” inherited from the European Union to bolster gene-editing technology.

L’Oreal’s anti-wrinkle cosmetics infringe, claims GlycoBioSciences

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsAlex Baldwin

Canadian pharmaceutical company GlycoBioSciences has sued cosmetics giant L’Oreal, alleging that the French company’s anti-wrinkle products containing hyaluronic acid infringe two patents.

Moderna aims to offset COVID vaccine lawsuit to US govt

US10-05-2022Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Moderna has rejected claims that its COVID-19 vaccine violates the patent rights of two biopharma companies, arguing that its contract with the US federal government has conferred immunity.

BGI wins $333m in DNA patent suit with Illumina

China09-05-2022Alex Baldwin

Illumina has been ordered to pay more than $333 million to Chinese sequencing company MGI—a subsidiary of BGI Group formally known as Complete Genomics—following a jury ruling that Illumina infringed two of its DNA-sequencing patents.

Harvard, 10x say Vizgen infringes genomics patents

US05-05-2022Alex Baldwin

Harvard College and 10x Genomics have sued Vizgen, claiming that the Massachusetts-based biotech rival infringes five patents covering molecular analysis methods.

WTO reveals draft of COVID-19 IP waiver

EU, India, South Africa, US05-05-2022Alex Baldwin

A proposal for the COVID-19 vaccine waiver has been prepared for approval by the wider members of the World Trade Organisation.

English High Court denies Jazz units’ jurisdictional challenge


Two subsidiaries of Ireland-based Jazz Pharmaceuticals have failed in their bid to challenge the jurisdiction of the English High Court in a dispute with Tokyo-headquartered Otsuka Pharmaceutical over a cannabis sativa collaboration.

USITC to investigate botox imports

US03-05-2022Alex Baldwin

The US International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate imports of botulinum toxin products following a complaint that they infringe trade secrets.

Swiss scientist convicted for GSK trade secrets theft

US03-05-2022Alex Baldwin

A scientist working in Switzerland has been convicted of conspiring with his sister and others to steal trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline for the benefit of their respective biopharmaceutical ventures.

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