Tagged as: BPCIA

New BPCIA Litigation: AbbVie Files Suit on Sandoz's HUMIRA (adalimumab) biosimilar

Today, AbbVie sued Sandoz regarding its proposed biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab) in the District of New Jersey. The suit alleges infringement under the BPCIA of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,187,559 and 9,750,808. The ‘559 patent is directed to methods of administration of adalimumab for treatment of idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases. The ‘808…

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New BPCIA Complaint: Amgen Sues Apotex, Again, over Proposed Pegfilgrastim and Filgrastim Biosimilars

Amgen filed a complaint against Apotex today in the Middle District of Florida, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,856,287 based on Apotex’s aBLAs for filgrastim and pegfilgrastim biosimilars. The ’287 patent issued on January 2, 2018 and is directed to methods of protein refolding in non-mammalian expression systems.  According to…

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New BPCIA Complaint: Amgen Sues Pfizer over Proposed Filgrastim Biosimilar

Today, Amgen filed against Mylan concerning its Fulphila® (pegfilgrastim-jmdb) biosimilar of Neulasta®, and against Adello concerning its proposed filgrastim biosimilar. According to the complaint, the parties engaged in the patent dance, during which the parties negotiated and ultimately agreed that, of the seven patents that Amgen identified on its list…

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BPCIA Litigation Roundup (Q2 2018)

Below is our second quarter update on the U.S. patent litigations concerning proposed or approved biosimilar products. For additional details, please consult our previous quarterly updates (Q3 2016, Q4 2016, Q1 2017, Q2 2017, Q3 2017, Q4 2017, Q1 2018). Please also refer to our BPCIA Patent Litigation and Federal…

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Proposed Amendment to Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA Could Curb IPRs by Generic and Biosimilar Applicants

On June 13, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), co-author of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (aka the “Hatch-Waxman Act”), proposed an amendment in the Senate Judiciary Committee to modify the inter partes review (IPR) process for pharmaceuticals.  The amendment, titled the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018, would require aBLA…

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Court Grants Amgen’s Motion To Dismiss Genentech’s Declaratory Judgment Counts in Mvasi™ Litigation, and Sets June 2020 Trial Date

We previously reported that in the ongoing Genentech v. Amgen litigation regarding Amgen’s proposed bevacizumab biosimilar, Mvasi™, Amgen moved to dismiss Genentech’s declaratory judgement counts relating to when Amgen could begin commercial marketing of its product.  In particular, Genentech had sought a judgment that Amgen could not market its product…

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Janssen v. Celltrion: Motions to Exclude or Limit Evidence and Testimony from the Upcoming Trial

With the pre-trial conference set to begin on February 6, 2017, the parties in Janssen v. Celltrion have filed several motions seeking to exclude or limit certain evidence and testimony that may be offered at trial. Expert Testimony Celltrion has filed a motion to exclude the opinions of Janssen’s proffered expert…

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