As we previously reported regarding Janssen v. Celltrion, after the district court postponed trial and heard oral argument on the damages issues related to Celltrion’s challenge to Janssen’s standing, the Court set a deadline for Celltrion to file a motion to dismiss on that basis. On Friday, February 22, 2017, Celltrion filed its Motion to Dismiss arguing that Janssen lacked standing for Count 6 of its 2015 complaint and the entirety of its 2016 complaint. In its motion, Celltrion argues that certain co-owners of the ’083 patent-in-suit were not parties to the action when Janssen filed its 2015 complaint, and that Janssen’s attempts to remedy this issue prior to the 2016 complaint were ineffective.
The briefing on the motion to dismiss is scheduled to be completed by March 22, 2017. Stay tuned to the Big Molecule Watch for future developments.