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Horizon boosts portfolio with Vidara merger

Ireland, US20-03-2014Mergers & acquisitions

Horizon Pharma is set to acquire Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics in a merger worth about $660 million, the companies announced on March 19.

Cephalon sues to protect cancer drug Treanda

US19-03-2014Legal developments

Teva-owned subsidiary Cephalon has sued Sun Pharma, claiming the Mumbai-based firm infringed a patent protecting its Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride) product.

Pfizer sues to block Viagra generic

US18-03-2014Legal developments

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 targets more than 30 generics in Effient patent case

US17-03-2014Legal developments

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).

Idenix brings Gilead patent battle to Europe

France, Germany, UK17-03-2014Legal developments

Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals has filed patent infringement cases against Gilead Sciences and its European subsidiaries in France, Germany and the UK.

“Patent cliff” blamed for contraction in Irish economy


A contraction of 0.3 percent in Ireland’s economy last year has been linked to the expiry of several key pharmaceutical patents.

Vaccine maker KAEL-GemVax appoints CPA Global as IP specialist

South Korea13-03-2014

South Korean cancer vaccine maker KAEL-GemVax has appointed CPA Global as its IP management specialist.

Generics circle as Virginia court invalidates Celebrex patent

US13-03-2014Legal developments

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has invalidated one of Pfizer’s patents covering blockbuster arthritis drug Celebrex.

Myriad suffers setback in attempt to block Ambry BRCA test

US12-03-2014Legal developments

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.

Novo Nordisk signs insulin deal with Caisson


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.

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