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Hospira suffers setback as two patents invalidated

EU, Germany, US21-12-2018

A US district court has invalidated two patents owned by American pharmaceutical firm Hospira, in a victory for German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi.

GSK and Pfizer sign joint venture, but will demerge after three years

International, UK, US20-12-2018

Pharmaceutical companies GSK and Pfizer yesterday announced that they will combine their consumer health businesses into a new joint venture with sales of approximately £9.8 billion ($12.7 billion).

FTC agrees to re-open Actavis and Watson merger decision

US19-12-2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved an application by pharmaceutical company Teva to re-open and modify its decision and order regarding the 2012 merger of Actavis and Watson Pharmaceuticals.

FDA unveils plans to boost innovation of medical devices

US19-12-2018

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a new programme to boost the innovation of safer medical devices and breakthrough technologies.

Ballard Spahr adds partner from McCarter & English

US19-12-2018

John Zurawski has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Philadelphia, after spending more than two years at McCarter & English.

Judge publishes reasoning in Washington University v WARF dispute

US19-12-2018

The University of Wisconsin’s licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, “improperly favoured” its own interests in breach of a contract related to patent licensing, according to Senior District Judge Joseph Bataillon.

Fees appeal dismissed in row over bone-cutting tool

US18-12-2018

Medical supplies company Wright Medical has lost its appeal for attorneys’ fees despite winning a patent dispute against medical technology provider Spineology.

Pfizer inks licensing deal with Seattle biotech firm

US18-12-2018

Pfizer and Seattle-based biotech company Kineta Immuno-Oncology have signed a research and licensing agreement worth a potential $520 million.

GSK awarded Arrow declaration in patent dispute with Vectura

EU, UK17-12-2018

The English High Court has ruled in favour of GSK in its patent dispute with Vectura, a UK-based pharmaceutical company which specialises in inhalable medicaments.

Cosmetic surgery firm sued over ‘smaller breasts’ blog image

US17-12-2018

A Florida-based photo agency has accused San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of using a copyright-protected image without authorisation on a web page about breast implants.

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