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Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht

United States Supreme Court
Product Liability, Drugs & Biotech
Clarified when federal law will preempt a state law claim that a drug manufacturer failed to warn consumers of a drug's risks. Held that this...
05/20/2019 17–290

Gibbons v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed the dismissal of product liability claims against the maker of a blood-thinning medicine that allegedly caused patients harm. Held that the...
03/26/2019 17‐2638

Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson and Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
False Advertising, Drugs & Biotech, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Held that a manufacturer of medical syringes that falsely advertised its products did not have to disgorge its profits. That remedy would not be...
03/26/2019 17-40960

Trustees of Indiana University v. Curry

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Constitutional Law, Drugs & Biotech
Upheld the constitutionality of an Indiana law making it a felony to acquire, receive, sell or transfer fetal tissue. Indiana University sought an...
03/14/2019 18‐1146

Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Drugs & Biotech, Patent
Held that an inventor's sale of an invention to a third party who is obligated to keep the invention confidential can qualify as prior art for...
01/22/2019 17–1229

Teamsters Local 404 Health Services and Insurance Plan v. King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Drugs & Biotech
Held that it was proper to remand to New York state court a case in which a labor union health plan sought disclosure of a patent dispute settlement...
10/16/2018 16‐791‐cv

University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Patent, Intellectual Property, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed a judgment of no interference-in-fact in a patent case involving the CRISPR-Cas9 system for the targeted cutting of DNA molecules. The...
09/10/2018 17-1907

Brady v. Bayer Corp.

California Court of Appeal
Consumer Protection Law, False Advertising, Drugs & Biotech
Held that a consumer should have survived a demurrer on his claims that a pharmaceutical company's packaging of certain multivitamin gummies was...
09/07/2018 G053847

Lifewatch Services Inc. v. Highmark Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health Law, Drugs & Biotech
Reinstated a medical device seller's claim that certain Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance companies violated antitrust law by unreasonably...
08/28/2018 17-1990

Gustavsen v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

United States First Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Health Law, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed the dismissal of a consumer complaint alleging that manufacturers of prescription eye drops deliberately designed their bottles to emit...
08/27/2018 17-2066
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