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Biosimilar Pipeline Update

Below are some recent announcements from Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius Kabi, JHL Biotech, and Innovent Biologics regarding their biosimilar pipelines. On October 1, 2018, Momenta Pharmaceuticals announced that it completed a strategic review of its pipeline with the goal of reducing costs of biosimilar development and focusing its resources on its…

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AbbVie and Sandoz Settle Adalimumab Biosimilar Patent Disputes

On October 11, 2018, AbbVie and Sandoz announced that they reached a global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation concerning Sandoz’s Hyrimoz™, a proposed biosimilar of Humira® (adalimumab).  According to the press releases, under the terms of the royalty-bearing settlement agreements, AbbVie is granting to Sandoz a non-exclusive license to…

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Hospira Appeals $80 Million Judgment in Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Case

As we reported, last month in the Amgen v. Hospira litigation concerning Hospira’s Retacrit™ (epoetin alfa) biosimilar, the Delaware district court entered final judgment against Hospira, awarding Amgen $70 million in damages and approximately $10 million in pre-judgment interest, plus post-judgment interest in an amount to be determined at a…

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ODAC Votes in Favor of Biosimilarity of Celltrion's CT-P10

As reported here, the Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) held a public hearing today at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to discuss and vote on Celltrion’s Biologics License Application for CT-P10, a proposed biosimilar of Genentech’s U.S.-licensed rituximab product Rituxan.   The hearing included presentations from various speakers from industry,…

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United States Intervenes in Genentech Constitutional Challenge

We have covered Pfizer’s development of biosimilars of Genentech’s Avastin® (bevacizumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and its related IPR filings IPR2016-01771 and IPR2016-01837. Following written decisions invalidating those two patents, Genentech appealed and challenged the constitutionality of subjecting patents that issued before the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted in 2011…

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Big Molecule Watch Editor Nick Mitrokostas to Speak at Biosimilars in the Antitrust Spotlight: Patent Litigation and Settlement Webinar

Tomorrow, October 4th, Goodwin’s Nick Mitrokostas will participate as a panelist on the Biosimilars in the Antitrust Spotlight: Patent Litigation and Settlement webinar, discussing the likely shape of settlements in patent litigation between innovator biologic companies and biosimilar aspirants, the future of non-cash forms of compensation and whether “at-risk” entry is…

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