Appeals

Pending Federal Circuit Appeals from U.S. District Court BPCIA Litigations:

CAFC Case Biologic Appeal from Disposition Below Appellate Status
Amgen v. Sandoz, No. 18-1551 (cons.) Filgrastim, pegfilgrastim C.A. Nos. 14-4741, 16-2581 (N.D. Cal.) Sandoz’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement granted Briefing completed on July 23, 2018. Oral argument scheduled for Mar. 4, 2019.
Amgen v. Coherus, No. 18-1993 Pegfilgrastim C.A. No. 17-546 (D. Del.) Coherus’ motion to dismiss granted Briefing completed on Dec. 12, 2018.  Awaiting oral argument date.
Janssen v. Celltrion, No.  18-2321
Infliximab C.A. No. 17-11008 (D. Mass.) Celltrion’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,598,083 granted Janssen filed its opening brief on Dec. 10, 2018. Celltrion filed its responsive/cross-appallant’s brief on Feb. 11, 2019.
Amgen v. Hospira, No. 19-1067 (cons.) Epoetin Alfa C.A. No. 15-839 (D. Del.) Final judgment of (1) infringement and no invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 5,856,298, and award of $70M in damages, plus ~$10M in interest; and (2) non-infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,756,349 Hospira’s appeal and Amgen’s cross-appeal consolidated. Hospira filed its opening brief on Dec. 10, 2018.

Pending Federal Circuit Appeals from USPTO Proceedings:

CAFC Case Biologic Appeal from Disposition Below Appellate Status
AbbVie v. Coherus & BI, No. 17-2304 (cons.) Adalimumab IPR2016-00172, -188, -189, -408, -409 (PTAB) FWDs of unpatentability (#1, 2, 3) of US 8,889,135, 9,017,680, and 9,073,987 Briefing completed but reopened to allow USAG to intervene regarding constitutionality. In view of Coherus’ settlement with AbbVie and withdrawal from the appeals, the CAFC has given the USPTO until March 4, 2019 to intervene and step into Coherus’ shoes in the appeals.
Pfizer v. Biogen, No. 18-1885 Rituximab IPR2016-01614, IPR2017-01115 (PTAB) FWD of patentability of US 7,820,161 Briefing completed on Dec. 14, 2018. Awaiting oral argument date. Celltrion dismissed its appeal pursuant to a settlement, leaving Pfizer as the sole appellant.
Genentech v. Hospira, No. 18-1933 General Process (e.g., bevacizumab) IPR2016-01837 (PTAB) FWD of unpatentability of US 7,807,799 Briefing completed on Dec. 12, 2018.  Awaiting oral argument date.  The U.S. has intervened to address the issue of  constitutionality.
Genentech v. Hospira, No. 18-1959 Bevacizumab IPR2016-01771 (PTAB) FWD of unpatentability of US 7,622,115 Briefing completed on Dec. 12, 2018.  Awaiting oral argument date.  The U.S. has intervened to address the issue of  constitutionality.
Samsung Bioepis v. Genentech, Nos. 19-1173, -1174

 

Trastuzumab IPR2017-00804, -00805, -01958, -01959 (PTAB) FWDs of patentability of US 6,627,196 and 7,371,379 Appeals docketed Dec. 7, 2018.  Samsung Bioepis’ opening brief is due Mar. 21, 2019.
In re Genentech., Nos. 19-1263, -1265, -1267, -1270 Trastuzumab IPR2017-00731, -00737, -01121, -01122 (PTAB) FWDs of unpatentability of US 7,846,441 and 7,892,549 Appeals docketed Dec. 7, 2018.  Celltrion and Pfizer/Hospira withdrew from the appeals in view of settlements, and the USPTO has intervened in their stead.
Biogen v. Iancu, No. 19-1293 Rituximab IPR2017-01095 (PTAB) FWD of unpatentability of US 9,296,821 Appeal docketed Dec. 4, 2018. Celltrion provided notice of its non-participation in view of settlement, and the USPTO has intervened in its stead.
Biogen v. Pfizer, No. 19-1364 Rituximab IPR2017-01168 (PTAB) FWD of unpatentability of US 8,821,873 Appeal docketed Jan. 4, 2019.

Completed Federal Circuit Appeals:

CAFC Case

Biologic Appeal from Disposition Below

Outcome

Sandoz v. Amgen, No. 14-1693 Etanerciept C.A. No. 13-2904 (N.D. Cal.) Dismissal of Sandoz’s declaratory judgment suit 773 F.3d 1274  (Fed. Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal)
Amgen v. Sandoz, No. 15-1499 Filgrastim C.A. No. 14-4741 (N.D. Cal.) Denial of Amgen’s motion for preliminary injunction and motion for partial judgment of the pleadings, finding that patent dance is not mandatory and that notice of commercial marketing (NCM) may be provided prior to FDA approval; and dismissal of Amgen’s state law claims  794 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (holding that the patent dance is not mandatory and that NCM can only be provided after FDA approval, and affirming dismissal of state law claims),

rev’d in part, aff’d in part, 137 S. Ct. 1664 (2017) (holding that compliance with patent dance provision (l)(2)(A) of the BPCIA  cannot be compelled under federal law and that NCM can be provided prior to FDA approval, and vacating judgment on state law claim for further consideration),

on remand, 877 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (affirming dismissal of state law claims on preemption grounds).

Amgen v. Apotex, No. 16-1308 Pegfilgrastim C.A. No. 15-61631 (S.D. Fla.) Grant of Amgen’s motion for preliminary injunction 827 F.3d 1052 (Fed. Cir. 2016)(affirming grant of injunction), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 591 (2016).
Amgen v. Apotex, No. 17-1010 Pegfilgrastim, filgrastim C.A. Nos. 15-61631, -62081 (S.D. Fla.) Judgment of non-infringement 712 F. App’x 985 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (affirming judgment of non-infringement)
Amgen v. Hospira, No. 16-2179 Epoetin alfa C.A. No. 15-839 (D. Del.) Denial of Amgen’s motion to compel certain fact discovery 866 F.3d 1355 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (dismissing appeal)
In re Janssen Biotech, Inc., No. 17-1257 Infliximab Ex parte reexamination, Control No. 90/012,851 (PTAB) Rejection of claims of U.S. 6,284,471 based on obviousness-type double patenting 880 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (affirming rejection)
Janssen v. Celltrion, No. 17-1120 Infliximab C.A. No. 15-10698 (D. Mass.) Judgment of invalidity of U.S. 6,284,471 based on obviousness-type double patenting 2018 WL 2072723 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2018) (dismissing appeal as moot in view of affirmance in In re: Janssen Biotech, Inc.)
Sandoz v. AbbVie, No. 18-2142 (cons.) Adalimumab IPR2017-01824, IPR2018-00002 (PTAB) Decisions denying institution re: US 9,512,216 Appeal dismissed pursuant to settlement
Celltrion v. Genentech, No. 2160 (cons.) Trastuzumab, rituximab C.A. Nos. 18-274, -276 (N.D. Cal.) Dismissal of complaints for declaration judgment Appeal dismissed pursuant to settlement
Momenta v. BMS, No. 17-1694 Abatacept IPR2015-01537 (PTAB) FWD of patentability of US 8,476,239 Appeal dismissed for lack of standing/ jurisdiction and for mootness

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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