Tagged as: Genentech

Russian Pharma Company Biocad Obtains European Certification for Biosimilars to Treat Cancer

On March 30, 2020, Russian pharmaceutical company, Biocad, announced that it and its partner, ICM d.o.o., recently obtained European registration certification in Bosnia and Herzegovina for two cancer treatment biosimilars:  Acellbia (rituximab), a biosimilar of Roche’s MabThera®, and Herticad (trastuzumab), a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin®.  According to Biocad, the registration…

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District Court of Delaware Construes “Following Fermentation” in Genentech v. Amgen Trastuzumab and Bevacizumab Cases

We have previously reported on the BPCIA Genentech v. Amgen cases relating to trastuzumab and bevacizumab. This week, Judge Connolly construed the term “following fermentation” as it relates to U.S. Patent No. 8,574,869 (“the Kao patent”) to mean “after the earlier of harvesting or purification has begun.” By way of…

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Circuit Rejects Genentech’s Bid to Block Sales of Amgen’s Trastuzumab Biosimilar

Following the oral argument three days ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today affirmed the lower court’s denial of Genentech’s motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin sales of Amgen’s KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns) biosimilar product. As we previously reported, Amgen launched KANJINTI in the United States in…

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Litigation Update: Genentech’s Motion to Dismiss Amgen’s Counterclaims Denied in Avastin Biosimilar Litigation

On February 11, 2020, in the Biogen v. Amgen BPCIA litigation regarding MVASI (bevacizumab-awwb), Amgen’s biosimilar of AVASTIN, Judge Colm Connolly of the Delaware District Court denied most of Genentech’s motion to dismiss Amgen’s affirmative defenses and counterclaims.  Amgen had pled counterclaims seeking declaratory judgments that the asserted patents are…

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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…

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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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Genentech Moves for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Against Amgen

Last night, Genentech filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a motion for a preliminary injunction against Amgen in the Genentech v. Amgen BPCIA litigation related to Amgen’s trastuzumab biosimilar KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns).  Genentech’s motion papers were filed under seal, and Amgen’s responsive papers on the preliminary injunction motion…

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