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Roche subsidiary sues Bluebird over ‘Spark’ TM

20-05-2021trademark oppositionAlex Baldwin

Roche Group’s subsidiary Spark Therapeutics has filed a complaint against rival gene therapy company Bluebird Bio, accusing it of infringing its ‘Spark’ trademark.

The race to patent psychoactives

US18-05-2021Alex Baldwin

Patenting cannabinoids is an established practice in life sciences, but there are a host of other controlled substances in the field of psychoactives that companies have been rushing to patent.

SCOTUS declines patents review on Enbrel drug

US18-05-2021Muireann Bolger

A Novartis unit, Sandoz, has failed to persuade the US Supreme Court to review two Amgen-owned patents on the rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel (etanercept).

AIPPI weighs in on COVID waiver

International17-05-2021Alex Baldwin

The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property has released a position paper on the proposed COVID-19 IP waiver, claiming that it will have a negative impact on the existing frameworks for promoting international cooperation and access to vaccines.

Oxford Nanopore secures Fed Circ victory in PacBio DNA suit

US13-05-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a district court jury decision that found Pacific Biosciences’ DNA sequencing patents—which it had asserted against Oxford Nanopore Technologies—were invalid.

Invitae claims Natera infringed DNA patents

US13-05-2021Alex Baldwin

Generics manufacturer Invitae has filed a lawsuit against rival company Natera claiming that its cancer detection test infringes one of Invitae’s DNA sequencing patents.

Dr. Reddy’s inks COVID-19 licensing deal amid furore over IP waiver

India13-05-2021Muireann Bolger

India-based generics drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has entered into a voluntary licensing agreement with Eli Lilly to expand access to COVID-19 treatment in India.

Patent litigation: a global perspective

UK11-05-2021Alex Baldwin

Patent protection is a global affair, so if you find yourself embroiled in litigation, it helps to know what benefits and challenges different jurisdictions can offer.

Mylan fails to void MSD diabetes treatment patent at PTAB

US11-05-2021Muireann Bolger

MSD, known as Merck in the US and Canada, has prevailed against a bid by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and other generic drug makers to invalidate a diabetes treatment patent.

Brazil rules 10-year patent term ‘unconstitutional’

Brazil11-05-2021Alex Baldwin

Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s ten-year patent term is unconstitutional.

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