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Pharmaceutical Patents

IPR Updates

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Here are some updates since our last IPR update: HUMIRA - On November 6, 2017, Sandoz filed an IPR Petition challenging AbbVie’s U.S. Patent No. 9,187,559 (IPR2018-00156). ...more

Ferring Pharms. Inc. v. Par Pharm., Inc.

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Case Name: Ferring Pharms. Inc. v. Par Pharm., Inc., Civ. No. 1:15-cv-173-RGA, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106491 (D. Del. July 11, 2017) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Prepopik® (sodium picosulfate, magnesium...more

Pfizer Inc. v. Mylan Pharms. Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Pfizer Inc. v. Mylan Pharms. Inc., No. 15-79-GMS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125634 (D. Del. Aug. 9 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Toviaz® (fesoterodine fumarate extended-release tablets);...more

Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Probative Value of “Patent Dance” Letters and aBLA Parameters in an Infringement Analysis

by Fish & Richardson on

On November 13th, in an opinion drafted by Judge Taranto, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Southern District Court of Florida’s judgment that Apotex’s biosimilar versions of Neulasta® and Neupogen® do not infringe Amgen’s...more

NJ Court Grants Exceptional Case Fees Based on Speculative Infringement Suit

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US District Court for the District of New Jersey awarded Luitpold more than $210,000 in fees and costs under 35 USC § 285 after granting its motion for judgment on the pleading under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) (ANDA Update,...more

Reckitt Benckiser LLC v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

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Case Name: Reckitt Benckiser LLC v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, Nos. 15-2155 (RMB/JS), 15-4524 (RMB/JS), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133998 (D.N.J. Aug. 22 2017) (Bumb, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Mucinex® (guaifenesin);...more

Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Statements in Patent Dance Letters and Sunovion in Amgen v Apotex

by Goodwin on

As we previously reported, on November 14, 2017, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Southern District of Florida’s finding of non-infringement in Amgen v. Apotex. In that case, Amgen asserted the ’138 patent against Apotex...more

Generic Defendants Shed No Tears after Winning Motion to Add Incorrect Inventorship Defense

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted defendants' motion to amend their pleadings after the deadline for amending had passed. Allergan v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, No. 15-1455-WCB, 2017 WL 1512334...more

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court in Amgen v. Apotex

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As we previously reported, Amgen appealed the Southern District of Florida’s judgment of non-infringement in favor of Apotex in litigation regarding Apotex’s proposed filgrastim and pegfilgrastim biosimilars. Today the...more

BioPharma Patents Quick Tips & News – November 2017

Diagnostic Method Claims in the U.S. I. Let’s recap the last five years! Mayo (2012) = Supreme Court prohibits patents for diagnostic methods without “significantly more” (essentially, you must not only discover a...more

Supernus Pharms., Inc. v. TWi Pharms., Inc.

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Case Name: Supernus Pharms., Inc. v. TWi Pharms., Inc., 15-369 (RMB/JS), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154446 (D.N.J. Sept. 21, 2017) (Bumb, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Oxtellar XR® (oxcarbazepine); U.S. Patents Nos....more

PTAB Life Sciences Report - November 2017 #2

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Sawai USA, Inc. v. Astellas Pharma Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2018-00079; filed October 16,...more

Dutch Supreme Court hands down landmark decision on infringement of second medical use patents

by Hogan Lovells on

On 3 November 2017, the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) handed down a landmark decision on the infringement of second medical use patents in the Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“MSD”) v. Teva Pharma B.V. and Pharmachemie B.V....more

Janssen Voluntarily Dismisses Infliximab Patent Suit Against Samsung Bioepis

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On May 17, 2017, Janssen sued Samsung Bioepis in the District of New Jersey for patent infringement under the BPCIA based on Samsung Bioepis’s filing of its aBLA for Renflexis® (infliximab-abda), a biosimilar of Remicade®...more

Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., No. 2:15-CV-1455-WCB, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136445 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2017) (Bryson, C.J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Restasis® (cyclosporine); U.S. Patents...more

Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter - November 2017

An Update on Brazilian Patent Law – Emergency Backlog/Fast-Track Options and Enforcement Issues - We are delighted to have as contributors to the November Global Patent Prosecution newsletter, Ricardo Nunes and Andre...more

Allergan Sales, LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

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Case Name: Allergan Sales, LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., Civ. No. 2:15-cv-01471-FRG-RSP, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127886 (E.D. Tex. July 25, 2017) (Payne, M.J.). Drug Product and U.S. Patent: Delzicol® (mesalamine); U.S....more

Reckitt Benckiser Pharms., Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs. S.A.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Reckitt Benckiser Pharms., Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs. S.A., No. 14-1451-RGA, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140633 (D. Del. Aug 31, 2017) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Suboxone® (buprenorphine HCl /...more

Genentech Opposes Transfer of Deleware MVASI™ (bevacizumab-awwb) Litigation to California

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We reported earlier on Genentech’s complaint in the District of Delaware alleging that Amgen’s MVASI™ (bevacizumab-awwb) infringes over twenty Genentech patents, and Amgen’s motion to transfer that complaint to the Central...more

Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc.

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Case Name: Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Labs. FL, Inc., No. 14-1309-GMS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143299 (D. Del. Sept. 5, 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Quillivant XR® (methylphenidate...more

Federal Circuit Finds Orally Disintegrating Drug Formulation Obvious

In Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc., No. 2016-2169 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s conclusion that certain claims of Bayer’s patent covering Staxyn would not have been obvious...more

Expert Testimony on Lack of Motivation Won the Battle, but Lost the War

In BayerPharma AG v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., [2016-2169] (November 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s holding that claims 9 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 8,613,950 would not have been obvious. The...more

Mallinckrodt Hosp. Prods. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Distrib., Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Mallinckrodt Hosp. Prods. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Distrib., Inc., No. 15-170-GMS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142644 (D. Del. Sept. 5, 2017) (Sleet, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: INOmax® (nitric oxide); U.S....more

PTAB Life Sciences Report - November 2017

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Pfizer Inc. v. Biogen, Inc and Genentech, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-02126; filed October 6,...more

Federal Circuit Splits on Approach to Analyzing Graham Factors

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In Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling that the asserted claims of Merck’s U.S. Patent No. 6,486,150 (the ’150 patent) were obvious despite evidence of commercial...more

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