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Formlabs Competitor DWS Sues in Latest 3D Printing Patent Fight

Italian 3D printing technology firm DWS Systems is suing Formlabs for infringing its stereolithography patent, marking the Somerville, MA-based company’s latest legal battle over the technology in its popular 3D printer models. DWS filed the counterclaim in U.S. District Court in Virginia in response to an earlier lawsuit by Formlabs to consolidate a slew of […]

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Nipple Replacement Startup NovoThelium Sweeps Pitch Competitions

San Antonio — For breast cancer and trauma patients who need surgery, reconstructing the nipple and areola is an important and difficult part of that procedure. From skin grafts and prosthetics to tattoos and 3-D cellular printing, the ways to rebuild that tissue are numerous, but they often come with drawbacks. The surgically repaired skin can […]

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MS Drug Patent Rulings Give Biogen Win, Acorda Loss in Separate Suits

Biogen has won a patent case concerning its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, allowing the company to keep exclusive rights on the pill without paying royalties to a European biotech that made claims on the drug. But in a separate case also decided today, Acorda Therapeutics lost four patents covering its flagship drug, a potentially significant […]

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Biogen to Pay $1.25B to Settle Forward Pharma Patent Suit on MS Drug

Biogen is paying Danish firm Forward Pharma $1.25 billion to settle a patent infringement lawsuit filed over the company’s multiple sclerosis pill dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera). The settlement announced Tuesday with Forward (NASDAQ: FWP) could also put Cambridge, MA-based Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) on the hook for future royalties on sales of dimethyl fumarate. But the deal […]

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As Its Rivals Team Up, Editas Buys Next-Gen CRISPR From Old Friends

[Updated 12/19/16, 5:33 p.m. ET. See below.] The two sides fighting over ownership of the landmark gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 are waiting for a decision from a panel of U.S. patent judges that could come early in the new year. Meanwhile, each side continues to make chess moves with their intellectual property. The latest move […]

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Caribou CEO Touts Incubator’s Role Translating Science into Startup

San Antonio — [Corrected 10/3/16, 5 p.m.] For a researcher trying to turn their science into a business, sometimes the big issues—such as perfecting an intricate scientific process like gene editing—feels like a less daunting task than what might seem to be smaller stuff, like finding an attorney to help incorporate a business, says Rachel Haurwitz, the […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Driverless Cars, Stealthy Startups, Deals & More

Fall’s arrival has brought with it a ton of tech news. Here are the latest headlines from the Boston area, spanning self-driving cars, a flurry of startup funding deals, a lawsuit over 3D printer patents, and more. Read on for details. —Self-driving cars will soon be tested on Boston streets as part of a year-long […]

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Boston Cybersecurity Firms Grab Cash, Protect Turf, Push Community

A few recent moves by Boston-area cybersecurity firms illustrate the various ways the sector’s members (and related companies) are trying to build their businesses and bolster measures to counter cyber threats: —Raising more cash: On Tuesday, Zerto said it tacked $20 million onto a $50 million growth financing round announced in January. The new investment was […]

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Armed With Patent, Foundation Med Sues Diagnostic Rival Guardant

[Updated, 1:15 pm ET and 7:53pm ET, see below] Cambridge, MA-based Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ: FMI), which analyzes tumor and blood samples from cancer patients and provides suggestions for potential genetically targeted medicines, is suing rival diagnostic firm Guardant Health. The patent infringement suit comes swiftly on the heels of Foundation receiving a patent for its […]

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Nanosys, QD Vision Patent Fight Could Shake Up Nanotech Sector

As consumer device makers keep upping the ante with high-definition displays, a patent lawsuit between two well-funded, competing developers of “quantum dot” display technology could have ramifications for an emerging business sector. Milpitas, CA-based nanotechnology company Nanosys is suing Lexington, MA-based QD Vision for allegedly infringing upon 13 patents that Nanosys says it exclusively licensed […]

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