Tagged as: Genentech

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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Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Against JHL In Biosimilar Trade Secrets Case

As we previously reported, in October 2018, Genentech brought claims against Taiwan-based biosimilar developer JHL Biotech, Inc. and individual defendants for trade secret misappropriation, computer fraud, breach of contract, and other claims.  The alleged trade secrets relate to several of Genentech’s products: Rituxan® (rituximab), Herceptin® (trastuzumab), Avastin® (bevacizumab), and Pulmozyme®…

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Former Genentech Employees Accused of Stealing Biologic Manufacturing Process Trade Secrets

On October 25, 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California filed an indictment against four individuals (three of whom were former Genentech employees) alleging theft of trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, and other crimes.  The indictment alleges that the defendants stole trade secrets related to Genentech’s products…

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Genentech Settles Rituximab Patent Dispute with Celltrion and Teva

On November 1, 2018, Genentech and its co-plaintiffs dismissed the lawsuits they brought against Celltrion and Teva under the BPCIA in the District of New Jersey, in which the plaintiffs alleged that Celltrion’s filing of an aBLA relating to Truxima®, Celltrion’s proposed biosimilar to Rituxan® (rituximab), infringed certain patents.  The…

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ODAC Votes in Favor of Biosimilarity of Celltrion's CT-P10

As reported here, the Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) held a public hearing today at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to discuss and vote on Celltrion’s Biologics License Application for CT-P10, a proposed biosimilar of Genentech’s U.S.-licensed rituximab product Rituxan.   The hearing included presentations from various speakers from industry,…

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United States Intervenes in Genentech Constitutional Challenge

We have covered Pfizer’s development of biosimilars of Genentech’s Avastin® (bevacizumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and its related IPR filings IPR2016-01771 and IPR2016-01837. Following written decisions invalidating those two patents, Genentech appealed and challenged the constitutionality of subjecting patents that issued before the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted in 2011…

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Genentech Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Lilly Regarding Lilly’s Taltz® Product

Last week, Genentech Inc. filed a complaint against Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 10,011,654 (’654 patent) based on Eli Lilly’s commercial manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale and/or importation of Taltz® (ixekizumab) in…

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