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Updates on Aflibercept BPCIA Litigation

Regeneron files ex parte application for a preliminary injunction schedule in case against Amgen On Friday, January 20, 2024, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Regeneron”) filed an ex parte application for a scheduling order setting the schedule for preliminary injunction proceedings or, in the alternative, an emergency status conference.  Regeneron requested that…

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Celltrion and Samsung File IPR Petitions on Aflibercept Patents

Celltrion and Samsung recently filed IPR petitions challenging claims of Regeneron patents directed to treating angiogenic eye disorders with aflibercept.  Specifically, Celltrion and Samsung have each filed petitions challenging U.S. Patent No. 10,130,681: IPR2023-00442 (Samsung), IPR2023-00532 (Celltrion), and U.S. Patent No. 10,888,601: IPR2023-00566 (Samsung), IPR2023-00533 (Celltrion). As we previously reported, Mylan…

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Celltrion Files IPR Petition on Aflibercept Patent

Last week, Celltrion filed an IPR petition, PTAB IPR2023-00462, seeking cancellation of claims 1-18 of U.S. Patent No. 10,464,992 (“the ’992 patent”), assigned to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  According to the Petition, the challenged claims of the ’992 patent “encompass a formulation comprising the VEGF inhibitor protein, aflibercept, which Regeneron markets…

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Outlook Therapeutics Re-Submits Its Ophthalmic Bevacizumab BLA

On August 30, 2022, Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has re-submitted its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the FDA for ONS-5010, “an investigational ophthalmic therapy which, if approved, will be branded as LYTENAVA (bevacizumab-vikg) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).”   As we previously reported, Outlook…

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Alvotech Announces Positive Results from a Pharmacokinetic Similarity Study for Ustekinumab Biosimilar

On May 16, 2022, Alvotech Holdings S.A. (“Alvotech”) announced positive top-line results from a pharmacokinetic (PK) study for AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA® (ustekinumab).  Alvotech notes that the study used “a single dose, 3-arm, parallel design to compare pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a single 45mg/0.5mL subcutaneous dose…

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FDA Accepts Regeneron and Sanofi’s DUPIXENT (Dupilumab) sBLA for Priority Review

Last week, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi announced that the FDA has accepted a Priority Review of the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for DUPIXENT (dupilumab) 300 mg weekly to treat patients aged 12 years and older with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).  EoE is a chronic, immune-mediated, atopic inflammatory condition of…

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Final Judgment and Order of Permanent Injunction Entered in Immunex v. Samsung Bioepis Etanercept Biosimilar Litigation

The New Jersey district court in the Immunex v. Samsung Bioepis BPCIA litigation entered a Final Judgment and Order of Permanent Injunction on November 3, 2021.  As we previously reported, the litigation pertains to ETICOVO (etanercept-ykro), Samsung Bioepis’s biosimilar of ENBREL.  The case had been administratively stayed since January 2020. Judgment…

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