Posts Tagged: hepatitis C


Merck Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Patents Unenforceable due to Unclean Hands

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Gilead Sciences v. Merck & Co. et. al., which affirmed a …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Undermining Innovation Is Not A Victory: Hepatitis C Drug Center Stage in Global Patent Battle

Thanks to a number of new Hepatitis C drugs (Sofosbuvir Ledipasvir, Ladispavir) the disease is curable for many patients. While this is an undeniable victory for patients …

Idenix Loses Patent on HCV Treatment that Supported $2.54 Billion Infringement Verdict

In invalidating the Idenix patent, the Delaware district court effectively overturns what had been the largest award for royalty damages in a U.S. patent infringement case …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 4

A look at treatments for hepatitis C, America’s top infectious disease killer

The FDA has been pretty active this year in approving new tests and treatments designed to help identify and eliminate the hepatitis C virus in patients. Swiss …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Gilead Sciences continues to produce new pharmaceuticals to treat hepatitis C, HIV

Although not a prolific filer of U.S. patent applications, Gilead does currently holds 2,131 active patent grants according to data collected by Innography... Despite all of the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Merck, Pfizer and Eli Lilly patenting to stay ahead of patent cliff

The early months of 2015 have been interesting ones for the pharmaceutical industry, an incredibly valuable industry sector that comes under our focus from time to time here …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Merck seeks patents on cancer treatments, medications for Alzheimer’s

Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK), which is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, NJ, and also does business under the name Merck Sharp & Dohme MSD, is one of …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Patents are Just the Start

Capitol Hill is frequently the setting for both grandstanding and pandering, and given the prevailing political and public sentiment it is also frequently a place where businesses …

Pharma & Biotech Update: News for October 2013

Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Shows Improved Brain Function --- DARPA Awards $25 Million To Develop Messenger RNA Therapeutics™ --- Actavis Files ANDA for Generic Suboxone® Sublingual Film …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

The Importance of Protecting Incremental, Improvement Innovation

Innovation provides new therapies and breakthrough treatments that extend and enhance life. The scientific and financial resources required for these advances are an investment worth making and …