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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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