Actavis announced on May 20 it will acquire specialty pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott plc in a deal worth an estimated $5 billion.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a patent infringement case between medical device manufacturers Medtronic and Boston Scientific.
San Diego-Shanghai biotechnology startup RuiYi Inc has entered into an exclusive license and collaborative development agreement with Shanghai-based Genor BioPharma to develop the RYI-008 molecule in China.
On May 14, healthcare experts met in London to share and discuss developments in cancer detection, prevention, treatment and maintenance, and how IP protection and management are vital in attracting investment.
At the Ideas Matter roundtable last week LSIPR spoke to Maaike van Velzen, general manager of Philips Group Innovation’s IP and Standards division, about the importance of using IP to promote the company’s vision.
Strong IP knowledge is one of four key factors to succeeding in the burgeoning US biosimilars market, according to an industry report.
The US Supreme Court has decided unanimously in favour of agricultural company Monsanto in its patent battle against Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman.
The UK Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that AstraZeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of anti-psychotic drug quetiapine is invalid.
Pfizer has announced it will sell its erectile dysfunction pill Viagra online in an effort to counter the rising threat of bogus online pharmacies.
Acura Pharmaceuticals has sued Ranbaxy Laboratories to keep it from releasing a generic version of its immediate release tablet formulation of painkiller Oxecta.