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Medicure and Nexus agree Aggrastat generic licence

US20-11-2020Rory O'Neill

US cardiovascular therapies company Medicure has settled a patent infringement dispute with rival Nexus Pharmaceuticals.

Siemens sues ex-VP for stealing heart catheter trade secrets

US19-11-2020Muireann Bolger

A subsidiary of Siemens AG has accused a former vice president of stealing trade secrets related to heart catheter devices to assist his new employer, NuVera Medical, in developing a rival product.

Third Circuit under fire over FTC v AbbVie ruling

US18-11-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Federal Trade Commission and AbbVie both want a federal appeals court to rehear a lawsuit accusing the drug company of quashing competition through sham patent litigation.

GSK, Amgen want SCOTUS to protect genus claims

US18-11-2020Rory O'Neill

Patent law experts and pharmaceutical companies have lent their support to Merck Sharp & Dohme in its effort to confirm the patent-eligibility of genus claims at the US Supreme Court.

Emer Cooke becomes first woman to lead EMA

Netherlands18-11-2020

The first woman to act as executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has officially started in the role.

Daiichi and AstraZeneca fight back in cancer drug dispute with Seagen

US18-11-2020

Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca have asked the US District Court for the District of Delaware for a declaration that their breast cancer treatment does not infringe a chemotherapy patent owned by biotechnology company Seagen.

Generics sign patent pool pledge to improve access to COVID-19 treatments

International17-11-2020Muireann Bolger

In response to the surge of COVID-19 infections worldwide, 18 generic drug makers have pledged to join the effort by the Medicines Patent Pool to accelerate global access to effective COVID-19 treatments via a pool for voluntary product licences.

UKIPO rejects BASF’s agri-chemical trademark opposition

EU17-11-2020

German chemicals company BASF has failed to persuade the UK Intellectual Property Office that an applied-for trademark to cover agricultural chemicals is confusingly similar to its own existing trademark.

Baxter sues B.Braun in revived kidney treatment patent dispute

Germany16-11-2020

American healthcare multinational Baxter has accused B.Braun of patent infringement and fraudulent misrepresentation in an on-going dispute over products used to treat acute kidney injury.

FDA to grant licence to Chinese-owned Advion for COVID-19 diagnostic patent

US13-11-2020

The US Food and Drug Administration will today announce that it plans to grant a Chinese-owned testing company an exclusive worldwide licence for a US government-owned patent covering a diagnostic test for the rapid detection of COVID-19.

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