- Leahy, Grassley back bill on humanitarian patents Updated: May-23-15 3:34 pm
- US appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swap Updated: May-22-15 2:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer.
- Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages Updated: May-18-15 5:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.
- California court sides with consumers in generic drug fight Updated: May-07-15 6:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - In a win for consumers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies that keep cheaper, generic drugs off the market may be illegal if they include excessive cash payments.