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Seventh Circuit Knocks Out Claims Against Generic Manufacturer on Preemption Grounds

It is not often that we get the opportunity to discuss an opinion from a panel of judges including two former professors from our law school. Diane Wood is the Chief Judge of the 7th Circuit and taught us Civil Procedure at...more

Court Report - February 2016

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Astellas Pharma Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00857; filed September 22, 2015 in the District Court of...more

Behind the Curtain: Shkreli was NOT the Big Story on the Hill Today

Congress’s complex relationship with prescription drugs was on display today in the House of Representatives. In the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), Martin Shkreli pleaded the 5th at a hearing...more

Also In The News - Health Headlines - January 2016 #3

CMS Finalizes Medicaid Prescription Drug Rule – On January 21, 2016, CMS finalized a rule detailing reforms to the rebate and reimbursement systems for Medicaid prescription drugs, which the agency estimates “will save...more

Court Report - January 2016 #4

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC 1:15-cv-00831; filed September 17, 2015 in the District Court of...more

Cumberland Pharms., Inc., v. Mylan Institutional LLC

Case Name: Cumberland Pharms., Inc., v. Mylan Institutional LLC, Civ. No. 12-C-3846, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134495 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 2, 2015) (Pallmeyer, J.)... Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Acetadote®...more

Spangenberg Finds Partner to Target Nucynta® Patent

About a year ago, certain hedge-fund petitioners made headlines by filing IPR petitions targeting various biopharma patents. Most notably, Kyle Bass, founder of Dallas-based hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, and his...more

Otsuka Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Zydus Pharms. USA,

Case Name: Otsuka Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Zydus Pharms. USA, C.A. Nos. 14-3168 (JBS/KMW),14-4671 (JBS/KMW),14-5878 (JBS/KMW),14-6398 (JBS/KMW),14-7252 (JBS/KMW), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138853 (D.N.J. Oct. 13, 2015) (Simandle,...more

Congressional Health Policy Hearings - January 2016

The Senate HELP Committee is holding a January 28, 2016 hearing on “Generic Drug User Fee Amendments: Accelerating Patient Access to Generic Drugs.” Separately, on February 4, the House Committee on Oversight and Government...more

New York State Requires PBM Contracts to Include a Mechanism for Appealing Disputes Related to Generic Drug Pricing

On December 11, 2015, Senate Bill 3346-B[1] was signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new bill requires contracts between pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) and pharmacies (or pharmacies’ contracting...more

Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs., Ltd.

Case Name: Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs., Ltd., Civ. No. 11-3962, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167048 (D.N.J. Nov. 13, 2015) (Cooper, J.)... Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Aloxi® (palonosetron); U.S. Patents...more

Spectrum Pharms., Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.

Case Name: Spectrum Pharms., Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 2015-1407, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17313 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 2, 2015) (Circuit Judges Lourie, Wallach, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Lourie, J.) (Appeal from D. Nev., Navarro,...more

Final ACA Medicaid Drug Pricing Rule Published: Changes to 5i, Bundling, RCP and Other Provisions Leave a Lot for Manufacturers to...

On Thursday, January 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS or “the Agency”) published its long-awaited final rule with comment period implementing the Medicaid pricing and reimbursement provisions of the...more

Prometheus Labs., Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc.

Case Name: Prometheus Labs., Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc., 2014-1634, -1635, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19556 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 10, 2015) (Circuit Judges Dyk, Taranto, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Dyk, J.) (Appeal from D.N.J.,...more

Cubist Pharms., Inc. v. Hospira, Inc.

Case Name: Cubist Pharms., Inc. v. Hospira, Inc., 2015-1197, 2015-1204, 2015-1259, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19662 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 12, 2015) (Circuit Judges Wallach, Bryson, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Bryson, J.) (Appeal...more

More on Patent Settlements Including Litigation at the European Courts

Last week I posted on the European Commission’s (EC) latest report into patent settlement agreements between originator and generic companies in the European Union (EU). The EC says each time it produces these reports that...more

FTC Report Tallies Hatch-Waxman Settlements in First Full Year After Actavis

On January 13, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) released an overview of the pharmaceutical patent settlements filed with the Commission in Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014). The...more

The New One-Two Is Back

A couple of years ago the one-two punch was all the rage in prescription drug cases. “One-two punch” has been our moniker for decisions where plaintiffs ingested only generic drugs, but tried to hedge their bets, given the...more

Court Report - January 2016 #3

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. 1:15-cv-00806; filed September 11, 2015 in the District Court...more

Court Report - January 2016 #2

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Sage Labs Inc. v. Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. 1:15-cv-00791; filed September 9, 2015 in the District Court of...more

A Stay of Litigation Pending IPR Does Not Provide a Basis For Extending 30-Stay of FDA ANDA Approval

On December 11, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted a motion to stay a Hatch-Waxman litigation pending the outcome of inter partes reviews (IPRs) on two of the patents-in-suit...more

CAFA Settlement Trap: States As Absent Class Members

Will a Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) notice of settlement bind a state as an absent class member? A Pennsylvania federal district court recently offered guidance on this issue. The case involved allegations that the...more

Look before you leap: seeking to enforce your pharmaceutical patent may lead to unintended consequences

It may not be just generic manufacturers seeking compensation when their product launch is found to be delayed by an originator wielding what is ultimately found to be an invalid patent. An Australian court recently...more

Court Report - January 2016

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC - 2:15-cv-01697; filed September 3, 2015 in the...more

Court Report - December 2015 #2

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Warner Chilcott (US), LLC et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. - 1:15-cv-00761; filed August 31, 2015 in...more

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