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ANDA Update - March 2017 Volume 3, Number 1

Speculative Evidence of Irreparable Harm Sinks Bayer's Request for Permanent Injunction - Bayer Pharma AG, et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. (D. Del. December 28, 2016) - Applying the eBay factors to Plaintiff...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

Federal Trade Commission Deploys Antitrust Weaponry Against Pharmaceutical Company

In Federal Trade Commission v. Shire ViroPharma Inc. (D. Del. Feb. 7, 2017), the FTC has, for the first time, deployed its antitrust weaponry against a pharmaceutical company’s alleged practice of using the FDA’s...more

TrumpCare: The Pharmaceutical Industry and FDA

Hope in the Midst of Uncertainty - The New Year ushered a period of uncertainty for the pharmaceutical industry. We face the beginning of the Trump Administration and a Congress with both houses controlled by Republicans...more

Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

The Federal Circuit, in its third opinion involving ANDA litigation between these parties over Shire's LIALDA® (mesalamine) product, has apparently brought this case to a close in generic drug maker Watson's favor, in a...more

Second Circuit Declares That, to Survive Motions to Dismiss, Antitrust Allegations Require Factual Support for All “Necessary...

Last Wednesday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals partially vacated the judgment of the district court in In re Actos End-Payor Antitrust Litigation. In doing so, the Second Circuit allowed only plaintiffs’ claims that...more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, Civ Nos. 14-1382-RGA, 14-1389-RGA, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140112 (D. Del. Oct. 7, 2016) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Opana® ER (oxymorphone...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Hospira Inc.

Case Name: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Hospira Inc., 14-cv-915-RGA, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139721 (D. Del. Oct. 7, 2016) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Invanz® (ertapenem); U.S. Patents Nos. 5,952,323...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

Case Name: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., No. 14-874-SLR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158514 (D. Del. Nov. 16, 2016) (Robinson, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Nasonex® (mometasone furoate...more

Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC

Case Name: Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC, 14-cv-829-SLR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157683 (D. Del. Nov. 15, 2016) (Robinson, J.). Drug Product and Patents-in-Suit: Zubsolv® (buprenorphine / naloxone sublingual tablet);...more

Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Phama Ltd

Case Name: Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Phama Ltd, 2:16-cv-00491-RWS-RSP, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180551 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 21, 2016) (Payne, MJ). Drug Product and Patents-in-Suit: isosulfan blue; U.S. Patents Nos....more

Aptalis Pharamtech, Inc. v. Apotex Inc.

Case Name: Aptalis Pharamtech, Inc. v. Apotex Inc., Civ. No. 14-1038-SLR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169520 (D. Del. Dec. 8, 2016) (Robinson, J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Amrix® (cyclobenzaprine); U.S. Patents Nos....more

Roxane Labs., Inc. v. Vanda Pharms., Inc.

Case Name: Roxane Labs., Inc. v. Vanda Pharms., Inc., No. 16-0179, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175785 (S.D. Ohio Dec. 20, 2016) (Marbley, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Fanapt® (iloperidone); U.S. Patents Nos....more

Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc.

Case Name: Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc., 12-1726-LPS, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179103 (D. Del. Dec. 28, 2016) (Stark, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Natazia® (estradiol valerate/estradiol...more

Direct Infringement Prong of 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) in a Hatch-Waxman Case May Be Satisfied When the Prescribing Physician Directs or...

On January 12, 2017, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that, under Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 797 F.3d 1020, 1022 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc), the acts of patients may be...more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Labs. UT, Inc.

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Labs. UT, Inc., 2016-1146, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18490 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 14, 2016) (Circuit Judges Moore, Taranto, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Taranto, J.) (Appeal from E.D. Tex.,...more

Health Update - January 2017

Top Five Healthcare Antitrust Trends to Watch in 2017 - Antitrust enforcement and litigation had a big year in 2016. In this article, we look back at the most significant cases for the healthcare industry over the last...more

How Will Trump Change The FDA?

President-elect Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office include “cutting the red tape at the FDA” and “speed[ing] the approval of life-saving medications.” Here, we consider specific steps Trump could take–without or...more

Supreme Court Declines to Revisit Broad Personal Jurisdiction Over ANDA Filers

On Monday, January 9, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied, without comment, Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ petition for certiorari to reverse an opinion by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed a broad scope of...more

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

Federal District Court finds brand-name manufacturer’s alleged regulatory delay tactics a valid theory of attempted monopolization

In a recent decision denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss, Judge Mitchell Goldberg of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania allowed the manufacturer of a generic version of Suboxone to proceed upon an interesting theory...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

FDA Is Evolving on Qualifications for 'New Chemical Entity'

The prior approval of a drug containing an active ingredient of the innovator drug is not necessarily a death knell for NCE exclusivity. Originally published in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences sections of...more

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