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  1. Twobirds news
    08 June 2020
    Bird & Bird expands its Intellectual Property practice with the arrival of patent litigation specialist José Miguel Lissén Arbeloa in Madrid

    International law firm Bird & Bird today expands its Intellectual Property practice with the appointment of patent litigation specialist José Miguel Lissén Arbeloa as a partner in Madrid.

  2. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...

  3. Legal news
    03 September 2019
    China Expands Medical Devices Market Authorization Holder Pilot Project to 21 Provinces/Municipalities

    On 1 August 2019, the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") issued a notice to extend the pilot project of medical device registrant system (GUO YAO JIAN XIE ZHU (2019) No.33) ("Notice") to 21 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 September 2019
    China passed new amendments to the Drug Administration Law

    On 26 August 2019, China's National People's Congress passed the final amendments to the Drug Administration Law ("DAL"), which will take effect on 1 December 2019. The DAL was first enacted in 1984, then substantively ...

  5. Legal news
    20 June 2019
    China to accelerate the development of "Smart Supervision System" for drug and medical devices

    The NMPA issued the Drug Smart Supervision Plan aiming to deepen the development of a drug supervision system embracing modern information technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and "Internet+" technologies.

  6. Legal news
    03 April 2019
    Patents: possible defence to infringement by equivalence

    The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that a patent was invalid but also considered a possible defence to infringement by equivalence.

  7. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Opening the gates for generics - E-prescribing requirements implemented in Australia

    The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides for and regulates government subsidies for the supply of certain medicines. A requirement to receive subsidised medicine under the PBS is that the medicine ...

  8. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    China Released its Second Draft DAL Amendments to the Drug Administration Law

    On 20 April 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("NPC") held a second deliberation meeting to discuss the Draft Amendments to Drug Administration Law ("Second Draft DAL Amendments"). A week ...

  9. Legal news
    24 November 2017
    Court of Appeal holds that online use of "MERCK" in UK by MSD amounted to breach of its 1970 contract with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    The English Court of Appeal has today handed down its decision in the dispute between pharmaceutical companies, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and US-based Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp (MSD) for breach of contract and ...