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UK industry welcomes Budget boosts for life sciences

UK16-03-2023Sarah Speight

New R&D tax incentive announced for SMEs in UK Budget | Funding for medicines regulator aims to open up drug approvals | ‘Hidden benefits’ in Budget for industry | Reaction from Bioindustry Association, Potter Clarkson, Mischon de Reya, Marks & Clerk, Taylor Wessing.

Novartis loses EU court bid to revoke inhaler trademark

EU16-03-2023trademark oppositionLiz Hockley

Dispute relates to AstraZeneca ‘Breztri’ brand | Court says no likelihood of confusion with earlier marks | Full details of reasoning.

Edwards Lifesciences revives Fintiv challenge

US14-03-2023Muireann Bolger

Medtech company wins reversal of earlier ruling | Door opens to mount a challenge of controversial rule | USPTO director‘s updated guidelines influence court’s reasoning.

Abbott fails to stay claims in baby formula milk dispute

US14-03-2023Legal developmentsLiz Hockley

“Customer suit exception” is rejected by district judge | Suit between Chr. Hansen and Glycosyn is ongoing.

Don’t distort enablement law, Amgen tells SCOTUS

US09-03-2023Muireann Bolger

Sanofi and Regeneron accused of wanting to change patent system | The US Supreme Court will decide whether a controversial court decision should stand.

Gilead defeats immunity bid in hepatitis C patent case

US07-03-2023Muireann Bolger

The University of Minnesota had raised three key issues on appeal | Sovereign immunity was at the heart of the years-long dispute.

Genentech seeks ‘tens of millions in unpaid royalties’ in licence dispute

US07-03-2023Liz Hockley

The Roche subsidiary says the licensee owes payments on “stockpile” of MS drug Tysabri.

WIPO: Pharma patents dwindle against record total growth

International02-03-2023Sarah Speight

Health-related patents fell during 2022 against a backdrop of record global patents filed | Biotechnology was fastest growing field among Patent Cooperation Treaty applications | COVID-19 pandemic caused large falls in goods classes such as pharmaceuticals.

Vidal overturns PTAB decision on pig vaccine patent

US02-03-2023Liz Hockley

Boehringer Ingelheim challenged university patent | Board must provide more details on ruling.

USPTO told to avoid negative focus on patent thickets

US28-02-2023Muireann Bolger

Pharma trade body highlighted negative narratives involving continuation patents | Such IP “essential for ongoing research and development” | USPTO requested comments following criticism of patent thickets.

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