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  1. Twobirds news
    18 January 2021
    Bird & Bird advises Pfizer on global spin-off

    Bird & Bird LLP has advised Pfizer on the global spin-off and merger of its Upjohn business with Mylan N.V. to form the new global pharmaceutical company with the name Viatris Inc.

  2. Twobirds news
    05 April 2019
    Bird & Bird advises Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. on the acquisition of the majority share in Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH

    International law firm Bird & Bird advises Indian vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. on the acquisition of the majority share in German project management service provider Vakzine Projekt Management ...

  3. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?

    If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the parent patent of a divisional patent), this is often negatively characterised as playing the “Divisional Game”. We ...

  4. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...

  5. Twobirds news
    28 February 2020
    Bird & Bird advises Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation on the acquisition of c-m-p

    International law firm Bird & Bird advises Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance materials and a business division of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan, on ...

  6. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    New Decision: Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf on Second Medical Use Patents

    Almost two years ago, the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf first iterated new liability criteria with respect to Second Medical Use Patents (cf. decision Östrogenblocker of May 5, 2017, docket no. I-2 W 6/17).

  7. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccinations in Germany

    As the number of vaccinated people continues to rise, the question of special rights may become more pressing, at least in the private sector. The basic rule under German law is that anyone who allows other people ...