Law Suit by Invitae against Myriad regarding BRCA1/2 & MUTYH gene patent infringement

A case had been filed on Myriad Genetics by the Invitae Corporation in U.S. district court. The case demands a formal announcement from Myriad Genetics and withdrawal of all the charges on Invitae, as in an earlier case filed by the Myriad Genetics marked Invitae as defendant in an infringement case. In the reply, Invitae Co. said that Myriad certain …

Efavirenz (HIV Drug) case: Bristol (BMS) won over Mylan Pharma

Bristol Meyers Squibb (BMS), manufacturers of Efavirenz (patented drug for HIV) won over the companies named Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mylan Laboratories Ltd. that made generic version of Efavirenz that is Sustiva. The companies filed an application in court for the permission to manufacture and sell Sustiva before the patent granted for Efavirenz …

Dedicated IP Courts to Improve China’s IP Image Worldwide

A new court would be set up to take care of IP matters in China. In order to make IP application and protection more efficient the proposal was given as a part of policy reform plan that was outlined by China’s President Xi Jinpeng and communist party on November 15, 2013. The proposal was a part of 60-point plan under “The decision on Major issues …

Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612) introduced by Senator Hatch

US Senator Orrin Hatch has introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612). The Act aims to address the growing threat of patent trolls who purchase existing broad patents and then threaten businesses of infringing them. Patent litigation Integrity Act of 2013 provides two reform measures. One, the legislation introduced the mandatory fee shifting …

Samsung Unable To Block Sanction in Apple patent case

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh, California has agreed to US Magistrate Paul S. Grewal’s judgement that stated that Samsung would be required to produce the details about the extent to which it violated the Apple’s patent that would include e-mails that stated the communication made between employees and various witnesses would be made available …

10 of the Most Amusing, Weird and Unbelievable Patents of all time

No. 1. Witch-Faced Playground Climber and Slide – USD213505 – Patented March 11, 1969 No. 2. Amusement device with flexible rubberized pop up figure – US6592426B2 – Patented July 15, 2003 No. 3. Method of Preserving the Dead – US748284 – Patented December 29, 1903 No. 4. Beheading Block and Ax – US420995 – Patented February 11, 1890 …

Genzyme files an Infringement Lawsuit against Dr Reddys Laboratories for Mozobil

Genzyme, a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi Aventis has filled an infringement lawsuit against Dr Reddys Laboratories (DRL), an Indian generic drug manufacturing major and has alleged that Dr. Reddys has infringed patents of its blockbuster cancer drug Mozobil. Mozobil is the proprietary name of the drug whose active ingredient is PLERIXAFOR. The product …

Facebook to pay $15 each to 614,000 users in Privacy Settlement Lawsuit

A decision taken by US District Court in the Northern District of California has said that Facebook will be paying 614,000 users a total of $20 million which means that these users may soon receive a cheque of $15 each. The case about the ads that are posted on the right side of the Facebook site and in the news feeds, where often the member names, …