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EPO reveals decision behind Broad patent revocation

EU, US09-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Patent Office has released the long-awaited reasoning for its decision to uphold the revocation of a Broad Institute CRISPR/Cas9 patent. In January this year, the EPO’s Board of Appeal concluded that the Broad’s patent, EP2,771,468, lacked novelty due to an invalid claim to priority. The EPO dealt with three questions in its reasoning.

Fed Circuit limits venue options for generic patent suits

US06-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has narrowed the landscape in which patent infringement suits over generic drugs suits can be filed, in a ruling handed down yesterday, November 5.

Novavax seals COVID-19 vaccine deal with Australia

Australia05-11-2020Rory O'Neill

Australia has secured 40 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in a deal with US biotechnology company Novavax.

Abbott gets restraining order against ex-VP in COVID-19 trade secrets dispute

US05-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Biopharmaceutical company, Abbott Laboratories, has successfully obtained a restraining order against its former vice-president of global marketing, whom it has accused of stealing trade secrets relating to COVID-19 products.

Gilead accuses Floridian clinics of HIV drug fraud

US04-11-2020Sarah Morgan

Gilead Sciences has claimed that a group of Florida-based healthcare clinics, pharmacies, and lab testing facilities have “wrongfully captured tens of millions of dollars” through a fraudulent programme.

US agencies to work together against COVID-19 fakes

US03-11-2020Rory O'Neill

US federal agencies are to step up their cooperation on stemming the flow of counterfeit drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements into the country through the international mail system.

Philips sues Boston Scientific over cardiac diagnostic patents

US03-11-2020Sarah Morgan

Health technology company Philips has accused Boston Scientific of infringing six patents through the sale of its Polaris guidance system and related medical devices.

Lab instrument maker accuses rival of stealing trade secrets

US02-11-2020Sarah Morgan

Pennsylvania-based E A Fischione Instruments has taken a rival lab instrument manufacturer to court over the alleged theft of trade secrets related to specimen holders for transmission electron microscopes.

Sanofi, Regeneron prevail against Amgen at EPO

EU, US30-10-2020Muireann Bolger

French drugmaker Sanofi and US biotechnology company Regeneron have secured a victory at the European Patent Office, which has sided in their favour by ruling that a patent belonging to rival Amgen is invalid.

Wisconsin uni to pay $32 million for withholding Zemplar royalties

US29-10-2020Rory O'Neill

St. Louis-based Washington University has won more than $31.6 million from a patent victory over the University of Wisconsin’s technology transfer office.

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