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Patenting stem cells

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Singapore
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  • March 11 2009

The life sciences initiative in Singapore began in 2000 when it was identified as the fourth pillar of Singapore’s economy

End of German Olanzapine battle: Federal Supreme Court upholds patent

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • March 11 2009

On December 16, 2008 the Federal Supreme Court gave its judgment determining the validity of the Olanzapine patent, this was further to its revocation by the Federal Patent Court at first instance

Pfizer’s arrangements with Unichem

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 30 2007

The High Court dismissed an application for an interim injunction by AAH Pharmaceuticals Limited and seven other pharmaceutical wholesalers to restrain the implementation of Pfizer Limited’s new single “direct to pharmacy” distribution arrangements for its prescription drugs in the UK

UK Patents Court judgment in Laboratorios Almirall SA v Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2009

This case concerned a tit-for-tat revocation of two patents claiming the combinations of a particular anticholinergic with -agonists for treating respiratory illnesses

Patent decisions on patents for chiral compounds

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 13 2009

A chiral compound is one which has at least one asymmetric carbon centre

Edwards Lifesciences AG v Cook Biotech Incorporated

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2009

Mr Justice Kitchin handed down a decision only four weeks after the hearing, finding Cook’s patent invalid and not infringed by Edwards’ SAPIEN heart valve

Patent settlements under the authorities’ magnifying glass

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2009

Drug prices are currently a key area of discussion in many countries around the globe

English Patents Court holds long-wear contact lens patent invalid for insufficiency in Novartis AG & Others v Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited & Others

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2009

In Novartis AG & Others v Johnson &Johnson Medical Limited & Others (2009EWHC 2029) the English Patents Court found that Johnson & Johnson’s product infringed the Patent, but that the Patent was invalid due to insufficiency

UK Patents Court allows supplementary protection certificate for combination product: Gilead Sciences, Inc’s application

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 30 2008

Gilead has succeeded in its appeal to the Patents Court (Mr Justice Kitchin) from the UK Intellectual Property Office, which refused the grant of an SPC in respect of a combination product comprising tenofovir and another antiretroviral, emtricitabine

Proposed reform of the generic substitution regime

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Finland
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  • October 16 2008

A recent governmental Bill has set out proposals for the introduction of a reference price system for medicinal products in Finland and for generic substitution to be extended to include pharmaceutical products that were excluded from the scope of generic substitution by amendment of the Medicines Act in 2006