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Fed Circuit spurns bid to review Hatch-Waxman Act venue limits

US27-01-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed an attempt by Valeant Pharmaceuticals to overturn a ruling that restricted where Hatch-Waxman Act patent lawsuits can be filed.

Reckitt Benckiser settles $1.4bn Suboxone claim

US26-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Reckitt Benckiser has dropped a $1.4bn claim against former subsidiary Indivior, which it filed following its record settlement with the US government over the marketing of an opioid treatment.

SCOTUS won’t resuscitate heart monitor patent case

US26-01-2021Muireann Bolger

In a win for medical laboratory BioTelemetry, the US Supreme Court has refused to review a court ruling that revived a cardiac monitoring patent.

Chinese doctor enjoined in trade secrets lawsuit

China, US26-01-2021Rory O'Neill

A US federal court has upheld a preliminary injunction against a Chinese doctor accused of stealing trade secrets from US heart device manufacturer AtriCure.

WTO declines to waive TRIPS provisions for COVID-19 drugs

India, South Africa25-01-2021

Representatives of South Africa and India have again tried and failed to persuade the World Trade Organization to waive IP rights related to COVID-19 treatments and vaccinations.

MSD fails in SCOTUS bid to revive record $2.5bn verdict

US21-01-2021Muireann Bolger

A subsidiary of MSD has failed to revive a record $2.5bn verdict against Gilead Sciences, after the US Supreme Court refused to hear arguments that a patent was improperly invalidated.

3M wins injunction against Florida counterfeit mask seller

US21-01-2021Muireann Bolger

3M has secured an injunction against a Florida company it has accused of selling more than 10,000 counterfeit versions of its N95 face masks at the US District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Illumina prevails against BGI at English High Court

UK21-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Illumina has secured a victory in its patent dispute with Chinese genome sequencing company BGI at the English High Court, which ruled that four of its patents had been infringed.

Federal Circuit agrees with PTAB in optical patent appeal


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a decision by the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board which centered on the validity of a patent for an ophthalmic illuminator.

USITC to probe alleged engineered-rice theft by Chinese company

US19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

The US International Trade Commission is to investigate allegations that a Chinese company infringed patents held by Ventria Bioscience by importing genetically-engineered rice seeds for medical purposes.

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