Tagged as: Biosimilars News

Amneal, Amgen, and Kashiv jointly stipulate to dismiss patent in filgrastim litigation

As we previously reported, Amgen filed a complaint against Adello Biologics and Amneal alleging infringement of several patents, including certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,952,138, directed to a protein refolding process. In their answer, Adello sought a declaratory judgment that certain claims of the ’138 patent were not infringed…

Read More

Biosimilar Development Update: Mochida, Celltrion, Innovent, DRL, Fresenius

Below are some highlights of recent biosimilar development news from this week:   On September 20, Mochida announced that it had obtained marketing approval in Japan for RGB-10, a biosimilar of FORTEO (teraparitide) that Mochida developed in Japan based on a comprehensive license and collaboration agreement with Gedeon Richter Plc. …

Read More

PTAB Institutes Inter Partes Review of Three Eculizumab Patents

In February of this year, Amgen filed three petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ U.S. Patent Nos. 9,725,504 (IPR2019-00739), 9,718,880 (IPR2019-00740), and 9,732,149 (IPR2019-00741). The claims of the challenged patents are directed to the monoclonal antibody eculizumab, which is the active ingredient in Alexion’s SOLIRIS, or methods…

Read More

Settlement Reached in Genentech v. JHL Biosimilar Trade Secrets Case

On September 5, JHL Biotech announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Genentech to resolve the parties’ lawsuit regarding JHL’s alleged misappropriation of trade secrets relating to Genentech’s Rituxan® (rituximab), Herceptin® (trastuzumab), Avastin® (bevacizumab), and Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) products. As we previously reported, in October 2018, Genentech filed…

Read More

Biologic Developments in the Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

In August, the American College of Rheumatology released updated guidelines for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), the two types of axial spondyloarthritis. The new recommendations suggest that patients use TNF inhibitors (Humira, Cimzia and Enbrel) as first-line therapy, followed by IL-17 inhibitors (Cosentyx and Taltz)…

Read More

Federal Circuit Upholds Ruling in Favor of Sandoz in Filgrastim/Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar Appeal

This past May, in the Amgen v. Sandoz BPCIA litigation concerning Sandoz’s ZARXIO (filgrastim-sndz) biosimilar and proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar, a Federal Circuit panel affirmed the district court’s judgment of non-infringement in favor of Sandoz. The panel found that Amgen could not prevail on its infringement claims under the doctrine of…

Read More

Amgen and Allergan Announce Positive Results from Clinical Study of Rituxan Biosimilar Candidate

On August 22, Amgen and Allergan announced positive top-line results from a clinical study (JASMINE) comparing the efficacy and safety of the biosimilar candidate ABP 798 (rituximab) to the reference drug Rituxan® in patients with CD20-positive B-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma. As we reported in January, ABP 798 was previously found to…

Read More

United Healthcare and OneOncology Update Preferred Products to Include Biosimilars

United Healthcare and OneOncology have added Amgen’s MVASI (bevacizumab-awwb) and KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns), biosimilars to AVASTIN and HERCEPTIN respectively, as preferred products, according to literature released by those providers. United Healthcare released a bulletin indicating that, as of October 1, 2019, United Healthcare will update its preferred product language to reflect…

Read More