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Why patentees should learn to love multidistrict ANDA suits

Recent US court decisions have had a seismic impact on venue selection in Hatch-Waxman cases. Faegre Drinker’s Alison Baldwin, Eric Friedman and Susan Sharko argue that this can be a favourable development for rights holders and a useful tool for cases in this area of the law

11 May 2022

Unpacking China’s first patent linkage decision

Exclusive analysis based on the full text of the country’s first civil patent linkage judgment reveals how the Beijing IP Court handled the case and why the generic company prevailed

10 May 2022

GSK case shows US authorities mean business on biotech trade secrets

Rights owners have enjoyed success in recent life sciences know-how misappropriation disputes

06 May 2022

WTO to push for greater covid-19 compulsory licensing flexibilities

Compromise agreed by the US, India, the EU and South Africa leaves trade secrets alone but approves measures that would make it faster and easier to bypass vaccine patents

05 May 2022

Stealthy biotech buys up patent portfolios in string of recent deals

Terran Biosciences has emerged from obscurity to snap up slew of IP rights in the past two months

04 May 2022

Pharma, not high-tech, concerns now dominate US patent politics

The first pronouncements from new USPTO Director Kathi Vidal are the latest indication that the centre of gravity in IP debate and policy-making has shifted significantly

30 April 2022

Vidal suggests tougher scrutiny for pharma patents is in the works

In some of her first public remarks, USPTO director hints at concrete actions the agency could soon take to address perceived patent abuses in life sciences

28 April 2022

IP transactions in life sciences in ASEAN countries: data exclusivity

While the respective IP laws of ASEAN states differ with regard to data exclusivity in the field of life sciences, all are focused on strengthening the enforcement of IP rights for pharmaceutical products.

27 April 2022

SCOTUS suggests willingness to finally tackle patent enablement standard

The US Supreme Court seeks Solicitor General’s input on whether take up controversial section 112 questions

22 April 2022

Brazil beats patent backlog with help of international searches and AI

The INPI harnessed examination work done abroad as well as cutting-edge technology to reduce pileup of applications by 80%

21 April 2022

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