Tagged as: Hoffmann-La Roche

Genentech, Roche, and Biogen Sue Dr. Reddy's and Fresenius for a Proposed Biosimilar of Rituxan in District of New Jersey

Genentech, Roche, and Biogen filed a Complaint on November 17 against Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (“DRL”) and Fresenius in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging infringement of 15 patents under the BPCIA based on DRL’s submission of an aBLA for DRL_RI, a proposed biosimilar of RITUXAN (rituximab)…

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Genentech and Biogen File Joint Stipulation of Dismissal in BPCIA Litigation Regarding Tocilizumab

As we previously reported, in July 2023 Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Genentech”) filed BPCIA litigation against Biogen MA Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts, asserting that Biogen sought FDA approval “to commercialize ‘BIIB800,’ a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s drug Actemra®…

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PTAB Issues Final Written Decisions Finding Claims of Tocilizumab-related Patents Invalid

On August 29, 2023, the PTAB issued final written decisions in IPR2022-00578 and IPR2022-00579, filed by Celltrion on two patents related to tocilizumab — U.S. Patent Nos. 8,580,264 and 10,874,677, owned by Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisa, Genentech, Inc, and Hoffmann La Roche, Inc.  The ’264 patent claims are directed to…

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Genentech Files BPCIA Complaint Against Biogen Regarding Tocilizumab

Yesterday, Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Genentech”) filed BPCIA litigation against Biogen MA Inc. and Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. in the District of Massachusetts.  In its Complaint, Genentech asserts that Biogen is seeking FDA approval “to commercialize ‘BIIB800,’ a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s drug Actemra® (tocilizumab).”  Genentech…

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PTAB Grants Petitioner Celltrion’s Motion To Submit Supplemental Information in Tocilizumab IPR

The U.S. Patent Trials & Appeals Board (Board) recently issued an Order granting Celltrion’s motion to submit supplemental information in its IPR (2022-00578) against U.S. Pat. No. 8,580,264, owned by Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisa, Genentech, Inc, and Hoffmann La Roche, Inc. As we previously reported, this is one of two…

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Fresenius Files IPR Petitions Challenging Chugai/Roche/Genentech Rheumatoid Arthritis Patents

On August 18, 2021, Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC and Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim GmbH (collectively, “Fresenius”) filed Petitions for Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 10,874,677 (IPR 2021-01336) and U.S. No. 5,80,264 (IPR 2021-01288) .  The ‘264 patent claims are directed to methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis patients using a…

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