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.
Texas-based biopharmaceutical company Caisson Biotech has expanded its partnership with diabetes therapy maker Novo Nordisk by giving Novo exclusive rights to commercialise an insulin treatment that uses Caisson’s drug delivery technology.
The Unified Patent Court has clarified its opt-out scheme, making clear that when a European patent has been opted out of the scheme, its associated supplementary protection certificate will follow.
While the political will exists for the introduction of the Unified Patent Court next year, much more still needs to be done, according to Adam Cooke, a partner in DLA Piper's IP and technology group.
A key concern for lawyers and in-house counsels practising in the pharmaceutical industry is the disclosure of clinical data, according to the co-chairs of DLA Piper's Global Life Sciences sector, Bonella Ramsay and John Dougherty.
The Delhi High Court has dismissed Teva’s action to stop Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma from marketing a generic version of its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer acetate).