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Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung, and Mylan Launch Biosimilars in Europe (UPDATED)

Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung and Mylan all launched adalimumab biosimilars in Europe this past October.  On October 16, 2018, Amgen has announced that its adalimumab biosimilar AMGEVITA launched in European markets.  This is Amgen’s first “inflammation” biosimilar to launch in Europe, and its second biosimilar to launch in Europe overall.  According to…

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NeuClone Commences Human Dosing of Biosimilar Trastuzumab in Phase I Clinical Trial

Last week, NeuClone Ltd. announced it commenced its Phase I clinical trial for its biosimilar Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  According to NeuClone, the Phase I trial is a single-dose, randomized, three-arm double blind study of over 100 healthy volunteers, conducted under the Australian Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) scheme.  According to NeuClone, “[t]his…

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District Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Motion to Compel Arbitration in Remicade Antitrust Suit

We have covered Pfizer’s antitrust suit against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Remicade® (infliximab). Pfizer’s suit alleges that Johnson & Johnson excluded Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar from the market through anticompetitive bundling and rebate penalties for insurers and providers, causing inflated prices. In related litigation, retailers Walgreen and Kroger Co., direct purchasers,…

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Goodwin’s Elaine Blais, Scott Lassman and Alex Valenti to host a Biosimilars Market Update Webinar

On November 6th, Goodwin’s Elaine Blais, Scott Lassman and Alex Valenti will be hosting a Biosimilars Market Update webinar, discussing key issues and recent legal and regulatory developments in the biosimilars space. Topics will include recent antitrust claims filed against biologic manufacturers, new strategies in BPCIA litigation, updates on legal…

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Sandoz Obtains FDA Approval for Adalimumab Biosimilar

The FDA announced today that it has approved Sandoz’s biosimilar Hyrimoz (adalimumab-adaz). The FDA had previously approved adalimumab biosimilars from Amgen and Boehringer Ingelheim. Sandoz’s global settlement with AbbVie regarding Hyrimoz provides Sandoz with a U.S. entry date of September 30, 2023, whereas Amgen is permitted an earlier U.S. launch,…

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Federal Circuit Certifies AbbVie's Constitutional Challenge in Consolidated Adalimumab IPR Appeals to U.S. Attorney General

As we previously reported, currently pending before the Federal Circuit are consolidated appeals from five final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings finding the claims of AbbVie’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,889,135, 9,017,680, and 9,073,987 unpatentable for obviousness in view of…

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Post-Trial Briefing on Invalidity in Immunex v. Sandoz Etanercept Litigation

On September 25, 2018, the 10-day bench trial came to an end in the Immunex v. Sandoz patent litigation under the BPCIA concerning Sandoz’s Erelzi™ (etanercept-szzs) biosimilar.  As we previously reported, prior to the start of trial, the Court had entered a stipulation of infringement of certain asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,182 (“the ‘182 patent”)…

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