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Speculation of ANDA Product Launch Before FDA Approval Does Not Warrant Permanent Injunction

On December 28, 2016, Judge Stark of the District of Delaware, despite having previously found infringement, held that plaintiffs Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc....more

Closed Case Is Reopened To Amend Induced Infringement Claims In ANDA Litigation Relating To Mitigare

Robinson, J. Plaintiff’s motion to reopen judgment and amend the complaint is granted. Plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction was denied and the denial was affirmed on appeal. On September 10, 2015, Takeda...more

Protecting Against Big Pharma's Tactics for Delaying Market Entry of Generics

Branded companies make millions of dollars each day that a generic version of a drug is held from the market. Therefore, the branded companies are highly motivated to obstruct the path of generic pharma companies. For some...more

Judgment For Plaintiffs After Cyclobenzaprine ANDA Trial

Robinson, J. The court enters judgment against defendants following 2-day bench trial. Trial took place on November 16 and 17, 2015. The disputed product relates to cyclobenzaprine formulations with extend release...more

Claims are construed in ANDA case relating to crystalline modifications

Stark, J. Claim construction opinion issues regarding seven terms from four patents. A Markman hearing took place on October 19, 2016. The disputed technology relates to new crystalline modifications of hydrochloride...more

Forest Labs. Holdings Ltd. v. Mylan Inc.

Case Name: Forest Labs. Holdings Ltd. v. Mylan Inc., No. 13–1602–SLR (Consolidated), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89268 (D. Del. July 11, 2016) (Robinson, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Savella® (milnacipran...more

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

Case Name: GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., Civ. No. 14-878-LPS-CJB, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94438 (D. Del. July 20, 2016) (Burke, M.J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Coreg® (carvedilol); U.S....more

Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Mutual Pharm. Co., Inc.

Case Name: Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Mutual Pharm. Co., Inc., Civ. No. 07-cv-1299 (SRC)(CLW), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95789 (D.N.J. July 22, 2016) (Chesler, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Restoril®...more

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al v. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., et al

Case Name: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al v. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., et al, Civ. No. 16-C-2988, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96448 (N.D. Ill. July 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Benicar®...more

UCB, Inc. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc.

Case Name: UCB, Inc. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., Civ. No. 13-1206-LPS (Consolidated), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109362 (D. Del. Aug. 12, 2016) (Stark, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Vimpat® (lacosamide); U.S....more

Eli Lilly & Co. v. Perrigo Co.

Case Name: Eli Lilly & Co. v. Perrigo Co., Case No. 1:13-cv-00851-SEB-DKL (S.D. Ind. Aug. 22, 2016) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Axiron® (testosterone metered transdermal solution); U.S. Patents Nos. 8,071,075...more

Vanda Pharm. Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc.

Case Name: Vanda Pharm. Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc., Civ. No. 14-757-GMS (Consolidated), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113521 (D. Del. Aug. 25, 2016) (Sleet, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Fanapt® (iloperidone); U.S....more

Two reverse-payment appeals to watch

It has been over three years since the Supreme Court’s Actavis decision. Since then, numerous putative class actions alleging harm to competition as a result of “reverse-payment” settlements have flooded the courts. The...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. v. Warner Chilcott Co., LLC

Case Name: Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. v. Warner Chilcott Co., LLC, Civ. No. 13-2088-GMS, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114419 (D. Del. Aug 26, 2016) (Sleet, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: NuvaRing® (etonogestrel /...more

Claims Are Construed In An ANDA Case

Stark, C. J. Claim construction opinion issues regarding four terms from two patents. A Markman hearing took place on August 9, 2016. The disputed terms are related to controlled-release formulations of the drug...more

Sanofi v. Glenmark Pharms. Inc.

Case Name: Sanofi v. Glenmark Pharms. Inc., Civ. No. 14-264-RGA (Consolidated), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116950 (D. Del. August 31, 2016) (Andrews, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Multaq® (dronedarone); U.S....more

ANDA Update - Volume 2, Number 3

On-Sale Bar Is No Bar for Selling Manufacturing Services to the Inventor - Addressing what constitutes an invalidating “sale” under § 102(b), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sitting en banc affirmed the...more

Hatch-Waxman Venue Update: Will SCOTUS Limit Where Brands Can Sue Generics?

Generic and branded pharma companies alike are waiting with baited breath to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of personal jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman patent cases this term. After a broad ruling from the...more

Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc.

Case Name: Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 12-cv-207-JRG, 15-cv-347-JRG, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135088 (E.D. Tex. Sept. 30, 2016) (Gilstrap, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Combigan® (brimonidine...more

Purported Public Interest Group Challenges Drug Patent in Qui Tam Action

The intersection of patent law, drug regulations, creative lawyering, and commerce (if not outright greed) has once again arisen in a qui tam suit brought under 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733 (alleging fraud against the U.S....more

FDA (Finally!) Issues New Regulations to Clarify Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation: How to Use Patent “Use Codes”

On October 6, 2016, the FDA issued a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) governing the approval of generic drugs, including...more

Defendants’ labels induce infringement in this dronedarone case

Andrews, J. Court makes rulings following a three-day bench trial and post-trial briefing. The disputed product in this ANDA case is 400 mg dronedarone tablets used as an antiarrhythmic drug. The court finds that...more

Hartig Drug Co. v. Senju Pharmaceutical Co. (3rd Cir. 2016)

Perhaps one of the most influential first year law school classes for the task of learning how to "think like a lawyer" is civil procedure. Particularly when the professor is bold enough to engage students on the intricacies...more

Court Report - September 2016

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Horizon Therapeutics, Inc. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:16-cv-04438; filed July 21, 2016 in the District Court of New Jersey...more

Iloperidone trial results in finding of infringement of valid patents

In this ANDA trial, the disputed technology relates to the treating a patient suffering from schizophrenia with iloperidone. The court finds that all asserted claims in the patents-in-suit are valid. The ‘610 patent is not...more

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