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Pharma & Biotech GWiR 24 December 2008 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

US: Classen v Biogen (not precedential): Federal Circuit applies Bilski to the life sciences (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog) (Inventive Step) (Hal Wegner) (EFF) (Patently-O) (Patent Prospector) (The Fire of Genius) (Patent Baristas) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Patent Docs) (Spicy IP)

 

General

India: Investing farmers with IP rights through plant varieties protection (International Law Office)

Kenya: End of the road for Anti-Counterfeit Bill (Afro-IP)

Switzerland: New Patent Act – biotechnological inventions (International Law Office)

US: Classen v Biogen (not precedential): Federal Circuit applies Bilski to the life sciences (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog) (Inventive Step) (Hal Wegner) (EFF) (Patently-O) (Patent Prospector) (The Fire of Genius) (Patent Baristas) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Patent Docs) (Spicy IP)

 

Products

Clarinex (Desloratadine) – US: Dr Reddy’s settles Clarinex patent infringement lawsuits with Sepracor and Schering-Plough (Patent Circle) (GenericsWeb)

Doryx (Doxycycline) – US: Warner Chilcott, Mayne Pharma file lawsuits against Mutual Pharmaceutical, Mylan and Impax for infringement of Doryx patent (SmartBrief)

Femcon (Norethindrone, Ethinyl estradiol) – US: Warner Chilcott and Barr announce settlement of Femcon patent challenge (SmartBrief)

OxyContin (Oxycodone) – UK: EWHC Patents Court rules Oxycodone patents valid but not infringed: ratiopharm & Sandoz v Napp Pharmaceuticals (IPKat)

Plavix (Clopidogrel) – US: CAFC upholds Plavix patent: Sanofi-Synthelabo v. Apotex, Inc (Managing Intellectual Property)

 

 

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