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Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4bn over opioid treatment sales

US12-07-2019Sarah Morgan

Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to settle a US investigation into the sales and marketing of opioid addiction treatment Suboxone film by its former prescriptions business.

Number of patents invalidated by Alice drops by 23%


There has been a significant drop in the number of patents invalidated due to so-called Alice challenges since Federal Circuit rulings in Berkheimer v HP, and Aatrix Software v Green Shades Software, according to a new report.

Fed Circuit rejects Stanford DNA test appeal

US11-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, July 10, handed victory to researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in a case involving a foetal testing patent.

Swiss court mulls extradition of Chinese researcher accused of GSK trade secrets theft

US10-07-2019Rory O'Neill

US authorities are seeking the extradition of a Chinese researcher from Switzerland for his part in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

EU invests €35m into AI cancer diagnostics

EU10-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The European Commission has pledged €35 million to promote the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics, based on artificial intelligence.

Europol busts major illicit steroid market

EU09-07-2019Saman Javed

A worldwide operation has dismantled 17 organised crime groups involved in the trafficking of counterfeit doping materials and medicines, Europol has announced.

Hogan Lovells hires two new partners

US09-07-2019Rory O'Neill

Hogan Lovells has boosted its IP, media and technology practice with the addition of two life sciences specialists from McDermott Will & Emery.

EMA settles Brexit dispute; issues drug shortages guidance

EU08-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The European Medicines Agency has ended a Brexit legal dispute over its Canary Wharf, London headquarters.

Genentech and Samsung Bioepis settle patent dispute over cancer biosimilar


US-based biotechnology company Genentech, a subsidiary of Roche, has entered into a settlement agreement with Samsung Bioepis, ending all patent litigation between the two companies.

UKIPO seeks no-deal Brexit SPC comments

EU, UK05-07-2019

The UK Intellectual Property Office has today, July 5, opened a consultation into supplementary protection certificate law in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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