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23andMe’s ‘designer baby’ patent sparks controversy


Personal genomics company 23andMe has received a patent covering its Family Traits Inheritance Calculator tool that lets prospective parents see what traits their children may inherit.

Teva wins Netherlands Copaxone case


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has claimed victory in a patent revocation action brought by generic drug maker Mylan in the Hague over its blockbuster Copaxone drug, used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Vinge raids Lindahl ... again


Swedish law firm Vinge has hired IP specialist Ulf Dahlgren to its Stockholm office from rivals Lindahl, following Håkan Borgenhäll’s move from the same firm in April.

FTC restricts Mylan’s acquisition of Agila amid antitrust fears


Mylan Inc will be forced to divest injectable generic drugs before it can complete a proposed $1.85 billion acquisition of Agila Specialities Global Pte Ltd and Agila Specialties Pvt Ltd after the FTC applied conditions to the deal.

Baker Botts strengthens Houston patent practice


US law firm Baker Botts has expanded its Houston office with the addition of IP litigator Nicolas Barzoukas.

India urged to improve its drugs patent policy

India, US30-09-2013

India’s drug patent policy has been slammed by US companies who are insisting that action be taken in order to improve trade relations.

Judge denies AstraZeneca’s bid to squash pay-for-delay challenge

US27-09-2013Legal developments

A federal judge has denied AstraZeneca’s motions to dismiss claims challenging its pay-for-delay deals with three generic pharmaceutical companies in connection to heartburn drug Nexium.

MyMedicalRecords sues over online health checks


A US company which provides secure personal medical records online has filed a patent infringement case against a rival health-care company.

South Africa could overhaul patent policy


The government in South Africa is considering changing its national policy on IP, a move that could have far reaching effects for its patents system.

Japan and India to launch new research centres

Japan, US25-09-2013

A Japanese research institution has collaborated with three Indian organisations to launch two new virtual centres for scientists and students.

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