Tagged as: Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit Affirms Biosimilar-Related IPR Appeals; Bevacizumab Injunction Appeal Progresses

Below we provide an update on some recent developments from this and recent weeks in biosimilar-related cases on appeal before the Federal Circuit. Genentech v. Hospira & U.S., Fed. Cir. Case No. 18-1933 – protein purification method IPR appeal Today, the Federal Circuit issued a 2-1 opinion affirming a 2018…

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Circuit Affirms Amgen’s $70 Million Damages Award Against Pfizer Unit

This morning, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a 24-page opinion affirming the district court’s judgment in favor of Amgen in its four-year long BPCIA patent ligation against Hospira, a subsidiary of Pfizer, regarding a biosimilar of Amgen’s EPOGEN (epoetin alfa). On…

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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…

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Federal Circuit Will Not Halt Sales of Amgen’s MVASI (bevacizumab-awws) Before It Resolves Genentech’s Appeal

As we previously reported, after Amgen obtained FDA-approval for MVASI (bevacizumab-awws), a biosimilar of Genentech’s AVASTIN, Amgen submitted—and the FDA approved—a number of supplements that revised, among other things, manufacturing and labeling information for the product. Genentech subsequently filed a motion in the district court, arguing that the FDA’s approval…

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Federal Circuit Declines to Block Sales of Amgen’s KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns) Before Resolving Genentech’s Appeal

As we previously reported, Genentech has appealed the Delaware district court’s denial of its preliminary injunction motion that sought to bar sales of Amgen’s KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns) biosimilar in the United States.  In conjunction with its appeal, Genentech also asked the Federal Circuit (1) to issue an injunction against Amgen pending…

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Circuit Affirms Coherus Victory Over Amgen in Pegfilgrastim Patent Dispute

As we previously reported, last year Amgen appealed a Delaware district court’s decision dismissing Amgen’s patent infringement complaint under the BPCIA against Coherus on the ground that Coherus’s biosimilar of NEULASTA (pegfilgrastim) could not be found to infringe Amgen’s patent under the doctrine of equivalents (Amgen’s only asserted basis for…

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Amgen petitions for rehearing en banc following Federal Circuit decision

On June 7, 2019, Amgen filed a petition for rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit’s recent affirmance of summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of Sandoz in the BPCIA litigation regarding Sandoz’s ZARXIO (filgrastim-sndz) biosimilar and pegfilgrastim biosimilar candidate.  As we previously reported, on May 8, 2019, a Federal…

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