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EU Court of Justice Advocate General issues ruling on Stem Cell patentability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 7 2014

In a non-binding ruling, Advocate General Cruz Villalón of the EU Court of Justice has determined that unfertilized human ova whose division

Analysts predicts biosimilars boom as biologics reach new patent cliff

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Global
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  • August 7 2014

A new Allied Market Research (AMR) report predicts that the global biosimilars market, which accounted for $1.3 billion in 2013, will generate $35

News bytes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2014

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) selects 19 law schools to join its Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program. Four of the law schools

Study shows rise in biotech patent litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2012

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has released its “2012 Patent Litigation Study,” which shows that the 4,105 patent lawsuits filed in 2011 marked a high point and a 22-percent increase from the previous year

Drug companies and policymakers watch patent dispute before India’s high court

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • India
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  • March 15 2012

According to a news source, the India Supreme Court will hear final arguments in March 2012 on whether the manufacturer of a drug that could not be patented in India because it was created before 1995 during a moratorium on the grant of patents to Western companies, may obtain a patent in that country for a newer form of the drug

Ambry Genetics countersues Myriad Genetics in genetic patent infringement suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2013

Responding to the patent infringement claims asserted against it by Myriad Genetics, Ambry Genetics Corp. denies that the 15 patents at issue were

Federal Circuit reverses Patent Appeals Board on obviousness ruling and commercial success evidence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences incorrectly rejected on obviousness grounds a patent claim involving physical and air shields to prevent the clogging of a nozzle to a Wurster coater, which sprays coating material onto pharmaceutical ingredients

News Bytes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requests comments on the estimated time burdens of a proposed study that "will investigate the impact of

Court finds no standing for Consumer Watchdog in stem cell patent appeal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • June 12 2014

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected not-for-profit Consumer Watchdog's appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO's

New infringement lawsuit filed to protect BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2014

Myriad Genetics has brought a new infringement lawsuit against a company offering a next-generation sequencing test that analyzes the BRCA1 and BRCA2