Monthly Archives: April 2011

Eprotirome: Karo Bio and Alkem collaborate

[Pharmabiz] Karo and Alkem collaborate to develop Eprotirome. Karo bio has granted license to Alkem to commercialize in India and certail countires. Alkem will participate in Karo Bio’s phase III programme for eprotirome by conducting a pivotal clinical study on … Continue reading

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Genzyme Hyaluaronic acid products

In addition to earlier post, Genzyme filed another complaint against Seikagaku and Anika Therapeutics on infringement of 7,931,030 (expires on 20/12/2025). [Seikagaku] [Anika Therapeutics] Genzyme markets Synvisc and Synvisc One. Both are injectable elastic and viscous cross-linked HA gel approved in US.  Seikagaku received … Continue reading

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Lupin announces Patent License Agreement with Abbott

Today Lupin announced that it and its subsidiaries, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Lupin Atlantis Holding S.A., have entered into a license agreement with Abbott Laboratories and Laboratoires Fournier S.A. for various Abbott patents for Antara® (Fenofibrate) Capsules. The licensed patents … Continue reading

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Mexico Patent-Medicine Journal (Updated)

Mexico patent office (IMPI) has published new patent medicine journal (updated). Last August 2010, IMPI had published Patent-Medicine journal [AUG] and later few updates were published [JAN] [FEB] [MAR]. These old entries were also updated in new edition. Related post … Continue reading

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Abbott abandoned patent applications in India

Today, i-mak reported that Abbott has abandoned many patent applications related to HIV drugs (Lopinavir and Ritonavir). [i-mak] [i-mak] Abandoned applications are 676/MUMNP/2007, 677/MUMNP/2007 (both divisional applications of IN/PCT/2001/00018/MUM) and 726/MUMNP/2009 (a divisional of 339/MUMNP/2006 (‘339) [IPO letter copy] Please … Continue reading

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Genzyme sues Seikagaku on 5,399,351

Genzyme sues Seikagaku on US patent 5399351 (Expiry: 21/03/2012) for Seikagaku’s Hyaluronic acid product (Gel-One). We may recall that Genzyme has sued Q-med on the same patent ‘ 351 and later Q-med/Medicis settles the law suit with Genzyme (Link). Genzyme … Continue reading

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Interesting IP news

1) Unitary Patent system European commission published two draft two legislative proposals on unitary patent as 25 out of 27 EU member states agreed. The draft regulations will now pass to the Council and the European Parliament for consideration. [EPO] … Continue reading

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New search function for board of appeal decisions

[Database Link] [News] The new basic search function for the database of EPO board of appeal decisions uses a single search field to search through the full text and metadata of the boards’ decisions. With the new function you can … Continue reading

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Sun Merck Joint venture

Yesterday Merck and Sun pharma announced the formation of joint venture to develop and market innovative formulations and new combination of drugs in emerging market. [Merck Press Release] [Sun Pharma] [ET] This partnership uses Sun pharma’s proprietary platform technologies and … Continue reading

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HIV Drugs Patent status Database

Medicines Patent Pool has launched Patent status database of selected HIV drugs patents in least developed/developing countries. [IP-watch] [Database link]

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