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Generic consistency evaluation in China: the coming paradigm shift in drug pricing and patent cliff

by Allen & Overy LLP on

China is one of the largest generic drug markets in the world. As part of the drug approval reform, the ongoing generic consistency evaluation (GCE) is likely to have significant, long-lasting impacts on the market landscape,...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

by K&L Gates LLP on

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

BPCIA Helps Amgen Gain Dismissal of Genentech Complaint

Recently, the U.S. District Court of Delaware dismissed a complaint filed by Genentech under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”). The complaint was filed in response to Amgen seeking FDA approval to...more

Genentech’s BPCIA Complaint Against Amgen Dismissed

Today, Judge Gregory Sleet of the U.S. District Court of Delaware orally dismissed Genentech’s lawsuit against Amgen alleging violations of the BPCIA. Judge Sleet did not issue a written opinion, but his order states that...more

SCOTUS to Weigh In on Two Biosimilar Patents, Provisions of the BPCIA in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for biosimilars and for the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA) specifically. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on April 26, 2017, that will...more

Wrong Inventor Defense Fails in Pharmaceutical Litigation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing derivation and obviousness issues, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a generic drug manufacturer’s attempt to invalidate a patent based on the theory that the...more

On-Sale Bar for Contractor and Supplier Activities

The Federal Circuit addressed the potential for contract manufacturing to create an “on sale” bar to patentability, in a decision that could affect how supplier relationships are managed. Whether a sale or offer for sale of...more

Fed. Circ. Provides Cautionary Tale on Markush Claiming

Originally published in Law360 - February 22nd, 2017. The Federal Circuit’s decision in Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 16-1785, 2017 WL 541013 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2017), provides a cautionary...more

Federal Court of Appeal rules on non-infringing alternatives and apportionment as defences to an accounting of profits from patent...

by Smart & Biggar on

On February 2, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released a significant decision on accounting for profits, a remedy for patent infringement in Canada: Apotex Inc v ADIR, 2017 FCA 23. The appeal concerned two defences raised...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

AKAMAI V – “How To” Induce Infringement of a Method of Treatment Claim

I have both been busy since the holiday season and frankly, uninspired by the case law that has appeared on the scene. Who can be enraptured by the fine points of standing when we are all speculating about whether Michelle...more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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

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

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

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

Roxane Labs., Inc. v. Camber Pharms. Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Roxane Labs., Inc. v. Camber Pharms. Inc., No. 2016-1028, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 20590 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 17, 2016) (Circuit Judges Lourie, Mayer, and O’Malley presiding; Opinion by Lourie, J.) (Appeal from D.N.J.,...more

Copying as Objective Evidence of Non-Obviousness in ANDA Cases Is Alive and Well

Originally published in BNA’s Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report Journal, 15 PLIR 73 - January 13th, 2017. In recent years, certain court decisions have suggested that copying is not a significant secondary...more

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

by Locke Lord LLP on

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

RxIP Update - 2016 Year in Review

by Smart & Biggar on

The following are highlights of developments in Canadian life sciences intellectual property and regulatory law in 2016, updating our 2016 mid-year highlights. 1. Substantive patent law developments - Utility and...more

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