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FDA Approves First Cancer-Treatment Biosimilar -- Amgen's Mvasi

Earlier on September 14, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen's application to market Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb), a biosimilar to Genentech's Avastin therapeutic antibody for the treatment of multiple...more

List it or Lose it: The Federal Circuit Weighs in on the Amgen v. Hospira Discovery Dispute

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The Federal Circuit issued its opinion in the Amgen v. Hospira appeal (16-2179) on August 10, 2017, dismissing the appeal for lack of jurisdiction and denying Amgen’s petition for a writ of mandamus. The decision affirmed...more

Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

In the third installment of the "Amgen v." trilogy of BPCIA Federal Circuit cases, the Court in Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc. answered a question that had been lingering since the very first case -- can a reference product...more

The Ramifications of Leaving the Patent Dance Floor

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While the Supreme Court held in Amgen v. Sandoz that biosimilar applicants cannot be forced with a federal injunction to provide a copy of their biosimilar application (aBLA) and manufacturing information to the reference...more

The Amgen v. Sandoz Disclosure Disputes Continue

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A theme emerging in biosimilar litigation is when –and how much—discovery is available to reference product sponsors. The Supreme Court in Amgen v. Sandoz grappled with this issue in the spring, as it decided whether...more

The Age of Competition - The Supreme Court Decides the First BPCIA Case

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In a landmark ruling for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, a unanimous Supreme Court decided Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., 582 U.S. ____, Nos. 15-1039, 15-1195 (June 12, 2017), its first biosimilar case governed by the...more

Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (2017)

On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., marking the first time the Court has interpreted the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA") for the approval of...more

Where Can Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA Cases Stick After TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC?

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Hatch-Waxman litigators are accustomed to cases with multiple generic drug company defendants. Brand drug company plaintiffs often sue multiple defendants in the same district court, even when those defendants are not...more

Amgen Sues Coherus Under BPCIA After Completing Patent Dance

On May 10, 2017, Amgen filed a complaint in the District of Delaware asserting that, under section 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(2)(C)(i) of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”), Coherus infringed Amgen’s U.S....more

Sandoz, Amgen, and the Federal Government at the Supreme Court -- Timing of BPCIA 180-Day Notice of Commercial Marketing...

On April 26, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. from Sandoz counsel (Deanne E. Maynard), Amgen counsel (Seth P. Waxman), and presenting the opinion of the United States, an Assistant to...more

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Sandoz v. Amgen -- Patent Dancing and Missing Puzzle Pieces

On April 26, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. Sandoz was represented by Deanne E. Maynard, and Amgen was represented by Seth P. Waxman. In addition, Anthony A. Yang presented the...more

Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. -- 180 Day Notice of Commercial Marketing Provisions of BPCIA

On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc, involving interpretation for the first time of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which was enacted...more

Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.

On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. case. This case involves the interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which will be...more

How Soon Can A Biosimilar Applicant Be Sued for Patent Infringement?

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Biosimilar manufacturers proceeding under the abbreviated approval pathway laid out in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) open themselves up to patent infringement litigation. But how soon can a...more

Will The Avastin Biosimilar Patent Dance Go On?

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Judge Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has dismissed Genentech’s complaint against Amgen for allegedly failing to comply with the the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), but...more

Biosimilar Litigants Dispute Probative Value of Statements Exchanged During the Patent Dance

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Patent owner Amgen has appealed to the Federal Circuit seeking to overturn a non-infringement ruling with respect to Apotex’s manufacturing processes for its biosimilar versions of Amgen’s NEULASTA® (pegfilgrastim) and...more

Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

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In the latest dispute surrounding the “patent dance” provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), Genentech, Inc. has filed a complaint against Amgen, Inc., alleging that after opting into the...more

Genentech Seeks “Urgent” Relief from Amgen’s Alleged BPCIA Violations

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On February 15, Genentech filed a complaint against Amgen in the District of Delaware seeking “urgent declaratory and related relief” under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”). Unlike many other...more

Amgen Reports on Neulasta, Neupogen Biosimilar Competition and Acceptance of Avastin Biosimilar aBLA

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On yesterday’s earnings call for Q4 2016, Amgen indicated that it is projecting its Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) product to face biosimilar completion in the U.S. by the end of the year. According to Amgen Executive Vice...more

Biosimilars: What to Expect in 2017

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2016 was a record year for the development of biologics in the United States. Below, we summarize a few key biosimilar developments to keep an eye on in 2017. SCOTUS Review of Amgen v. Sandoz - In 2016, Amgen,...more

TTB Publishes a Federal Register Notice Adjusting the Civil Monetary Penalty under ABLA

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On January 10, 2017, TTB published a Federal Register notice adjusting the civil monetary penalty imposed for violations of the Alcohol Beverage Labeling Act of 1988 (the ABLA). The ABLA requires the labels of alcohol...more

Biosimilars: Solicitor General Recommends Granting Certiorari in Amgen v. Sandoz

Responding to the Supreme Court’s request for its views, the Solicitor General recently recommended granting certiorari and reversing some of the Federal Circuit’s key holdings in Amgen v. Sandoz (Nos. 15-1039 & 15-1195)....more

BPCIA Litigation Roundup (Fall 2016)

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Below is our Fall 2016 update on the U.S. patent litigations concerning proposed or approved biosimilar products. For additional details, please consult our BPCIA Litigation Summary Chart or our previous quarterly update...more

Amgen Opposes Apotex’s Petition for Certiorari

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On November 8, 2016, Amgen asked the Supreme Court to deny Apotex’s September 9, 2016 petition for review in Apotex v. Amgen, No. 16-332. Apotex had asked the High Court to clarify 42 U.S.C. § 262(l)(8)(A) of the Biologics...more

Hospira Fires Back in Appeal of BPCIA Discovery Dispute

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In a corrected brief filed October 25, 2016, defendant-appellee Hospira responded to Amgen’s opening brief on the merits seeking to overturn a discovery ruling that kept Hospira’s cell culture media information secret. ...more

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