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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

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

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

Canadian Court Nixes Class Action for Patent Abuse

The decision relates to an application to certify a proposed class action, commenced by a representative plaintiff, Britton Low, against various Pfizer companies, alleging that Pfizer unlawfully abused the patent system with...more

Bass’ Altruistic IPR Petitions

At the beginning of 2015, Kyle Bass, founder of Dallas-based hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, announced plans to challenge 15 drug companies’ patents via Inter Partes Review. As of November 30th, 2015 Bass and his...more

New Law Remedies Partial Loss of Drug Marketing Exclusivity Period Caused by U.S. DEA Scheduling Delays

When a new drug is first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug is entitled to a period of market exclusivity. For a subset of these new drugs, the FDA will determine that the product has the...more

IP Matters, Fall 2015

Textile Copyright Cases Ripe for ADR - While normally focused on music and media matters, copyright lawyers in California have grown busy with something else: fabrics. Hundreds of textile copyright suits involving fabric...more

Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Zydus Noveltech Inc.

Case Name: Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Zydus Noveltech Inc., Civ. No. 14-cv-1104-RGA, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103708 (D. Del. Aug. 7, 2015) (Andrews, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Exelon® (rivastigmine); U.S....more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, Civ. Nos. 12 Civ. 8115 (TPG), 12 Civ. 8060 (TPG), 12 Civ. 8317 (TPG), 12 Civ. 8985 (TPG), 13 Civ. 435 (TPG), 13 Civ. 436 (TPG), 13 Civ. 3288 (TPG), 13 Civ. 4343 (TPG), 13...more

Millennium Pharms., Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.

Case Name: Millennium Pharms., Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., Civ. No. 12-1011-GMS (consolidated), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110099 (D. Del. Aug. 20, 2015) (Sleet, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Velcade® (bortezomib); U.S....more

Supplier to ANDA Filer Is Not Liable for Induced Infringement Until After ANDA Approval - Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharms., LLC

Addressing the scope of the safe harbor provision of § 271(e)(1), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the district court, holding that supplying an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to the filer of...more

Eli Lilly & Co. v. Nang Kuang Pharm.Co., Ltd.

Case Name: Eli Lilly & Co. v. Nang Kuang Pharm.Co., Ltd., 1:14-cv-1647-TWP-DKL, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11510 (S.D. Ind. Aug. 24, 2015) - Drug Product and Patent-in-Suit: Alimta® (pemetrexed disodium); U.S. Patents Nos....more

ANDA Update - October 2015

Federal Circuit Interprets Statutory Requirements for Biosimilar Regulatory Pathway - Amgen Inc., v. Sandoz Inc., (Fed. Cir. July 21, 2015): In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...more

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

Case Name: Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., Civ. No. 10-cv-1376-TWP, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112221 (S.D. Ind. Aug. 25, 2015) (Pratt, J.) - Drug Product and Patents-in-Suit: Alimta® (pemetrexed...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Sandoz Inc.

Case Name: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Sandoz Inc., Civ. No. 3:12-cv-03289-PGS-LHG, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113710 (D.N.J. Aug. 27, 2015) (Sheridan, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Emend® (fosaprepitant...more

Merck & CIE v. Watson Labs., Inc.

Case Name: Merck & CIE v. Watson Labs., Inc., Civ. Nos. 13-978-RGA, 13-1272-RGA, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115245 (D. Del. Aug. 31, 2015) (Andrews, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Safyral® and Beyaz®...more

Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Noven Pharm., Inc.

Case Name: Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Noven Pharm., Inc., Civ. No. 13-527-RGA, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115246 (D. Del. Aug. 31, 2015) (Andrews, J.) - Drug Product and Patents-in-Suit: Exelon® (rivastigmine); U.S. Patent No....more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Inc.

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Inc., Civ. No. 14-1381-RGA, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127104 (D. Del. Sept. 23, 2015) (Thynge, M.J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Opana ER® (oxymorphone); U.S. Patent No...more

Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. HQ Specialty Pharma Corp.

Case Name: Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. HQ Specialty Pharma Corp., Civ. No. 13-6228 (JBS/KMW), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128002 (D.N.J. Sept. 23, 2015) (Simandle, C.J.)...more

The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc.

Case Name: The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., Fed. Cir. Nos. 2014-1469, -1504, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11410 (Fed. Cir. July 2, 2015) (Circuit Judges Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Hughes, J.) (Appeal from D....more

Allergan, Inc., v. Sandoz Inc.

Case Name: Allergan, Inc., v. Sandoz Inc., Civ. No. 2014-1275, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13616 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 4, 2015) (Circuit Judges Lourie, Linn, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Lourie, J.) (Appeal from E.D. Tex., Schneider,...more

Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

Case Name: Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, 2014-1736, -1737, -1738, -1739, -1740, -1741, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 16908 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2015) (Circuit Judges Moore, Mayer, and Linn presiding; Opinion by Linn, J.) (Appeal...more

Court Report - October 2015 #2

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Mylan Pharma Acquisition Ltd. et al. v Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC 1:15-cv-06700; filed July 30, 2015 in the Northern District...more

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

Last week the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court's finding of invalidity and non-infringement in ANDA litigation between Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz. In so doing, the Court deferred to the factual...more

PTAB Institutes Kyle Bass Lialda Patent IPR

After filing over thirty petitions for Inter Partes Review of Orange Book-listed patents for various drugs, Kyle Bass and his Coalition for Affordable Drugs finally have made it over the first hurdle. The USPTO Patent Trial...more

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