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A Meeting, a MaPP, and Two Lists: Initial Elements of the Commissioner’s Drug Competition Action Plan Rolled Out

FDA has been busy recently in areas tied to drug pricing. In the last half of June, FDA issued a public meeting notice, a revised Manual of Policy and Procedures (MaPP), and two lists of approved drugs for which a generic has...more

FDA Stays in the Spotlight with Drug Pricing Moves, but Could Be Facing Risk as UFA Bill Loses Attention

It appears that – at least for now – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is serving as the public face of the executive branch’s efforts to tackle the increasingly contentious debate about prescription drug prices. As...more

FDA Works to Increase Competition Under Commissioner’s Drug Competition Action Plan

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Agency works to speed approvals and improve access to generic prescription drugs. In recent weeks, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has taken a series of steps — under FDA Commissioner Scott...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

Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

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Case Name: Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 15-1455-WCB, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4545 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 12, 2017) (Bryson, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Restasis® (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution); U.S....more

Sanofi v. Lupin Atlantis Holdings SA

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Case Name: Sanofi v. Lupin Atlantis Holdings SA, Civ. No. 15-415-RGA, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10653 (D. Del. Jan. 26, 2017) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Multaq® (dronedarone tablets); U.S. Patent No....more

Shire Development, LLC v. Mylan Pharms., Inc.

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Case Name: Shire Development, LLC v. Mylan Pharms., Inc., No: 12-1190-T-36AEP, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11441 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 27, 2017) (Honeywell, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Lialda® (mesalamine); U.S. Patent...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

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Case Name: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, Civ. No. 15-250-SLR, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12165 (D. Del. Jan. 30, 2017) (Robinson, J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Nasonex® (mometasone furoate nasal...more

In re copaxone consolidated cases

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Case Name: In re copaxone consolidated cases, No. 14-1171-GMS (consolidated) 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12168 (D. Del. Jan. 30, 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Copaxone® (prefilled syringes of...more

Par Pharm., Inc. v. Luitpold Pharms., Inc.

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Case Name: Par Pharm., Inc. v. Luitpold Pharms., Inc., No. 16-2290 (WHW)(CLW), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15050 (D.N.J. Feb. 1, 2017) (Walls, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Adrenalin® (epinephrine); U.S. Patents...more

AstraZeneca AB v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.

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Case Name: AstraZeneca AB v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., 14-664-GMS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14647 (D. Del. Feb. 2, 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Onglyza® (saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze™ XR (saxaglibtin...more

Endo Pharma. Solutions Inc. v. Custopharm, Inc.

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Case Name: Endo Pharma. Solutions Inc. v. Custopharm, Inc., 14-1422-SLR, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19035 (D. Del. Feb. 10, 2017) (Robinson, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Aveed® (testosterone undecanoate); U.S....more

Recro Gainesville LLC v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc.

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Case Name: Recro Gainesville LLC v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc., Civ. No. 14-1118-GMS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24428 (D. Del. Feb. 22, 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Zohydro® ER (hydrocodone bitartrate...more

Apotex Inc. v. Alcon Research, Ltd.

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Case Name: Apotex Inc. v. Alcon Research, Ltd., No. 16-3145-WTL-MJD, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27016 (S.D. Ind. Feb. 27, 2017) (Lawrence, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Pataday® (olopatadine); U.S. Patents Nos....more

Reckitt Benckiser LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.

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Case Name: Reckitt Benckiser LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Civ. No. 14-1203-LPS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31985 (D. Del. Mar. 6, 2017) (Stark, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Mucinex® DM (dextromethorphan...more

Novartis Pharms. Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharm., Inc.

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Case Name: Novartis Pharms. Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharm., Inc., Civ. Nos. 14-1043-RGA, 14-1196-RGA, 14-1289-RGA, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46595 (D. Del. Mar. 28, 2017) (Andrews, J.)....more

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc.

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Case Name: Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc., 14-882-LPS, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48479 (D. Del. Mar. 31, 2017) (Stark, J.)....more

Eli Lilly and Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.

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Case Name: Eli Lilly and Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., No. 2015-2067, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 555 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 12, 2017) (Circuit Judges Prost, Newman, and Dyk presiding; Opinion by Prost, C.J.) (Appeal from S.D....more

Federal Circuit Clarifies AIA On-Sale Bar Provision Applies Where Existence of Sale Is Public

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Yesterday, the Federal Circuit provided much-anticipated guidance on the scope of the America Invents Act’s “on-sale” bar provision. Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al., Nos. 2016-1284, 2016-1787...more

Cumberland Pharms. Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC

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Case Name: Cumberland Pharms. Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC, Nos. 2016-1155, -1259, 846 F.3d 1213 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 26, 2017) (Circuit Judges Moore, Taranto, and Reyna presiding; Opinion by Taranto, J.) (appeal from N.D....more

Shire Development, LLC v. Watson Pharms., Inc.

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Case Name: Shire Development, LLC v. Watson Pharms., Inc., No. 2016-1785, 848 F.3d 981 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2017) (Circuit Judges Prost, Taranto, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Hughes, J.) (appeal from S.D. Fla.,...more

Novartis v. Noven: The PTAB is not Bound by Prior Decisions of District Courts

Novartis, together with LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme, owns a pair of patents covering rivastigmine transdermal patches. These patches are useful for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Noven Pharmaceuticals filed an abbreviated new...more

Markush Madness: Watson Avoids Infringement by Adding an Element to a Formulation

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On February 1, 2017, in Shire Development, LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Watson’s proposed generic version of Shire’s LIALDA® did not infringe claims 1 and 3...more

Trump’s Nominee for FDA Commissioner Likely Dooms Generic Drug Labeling Rule

President Trump recently announced his intent to nominate a new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), likely sealing the fate of FDA’s proposed generic drug labeling rule. The proposed rule would give...more

February 2017: Life Sciences Litigation Update

Recently Amended FDA Rules Can Affect Settlements in Pharmaceutical Litigations. After more than thirteen years of bureaucratic analysis and rulemaking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently implemented its new rules...more

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