Tagged as: Litigation

Accord BioPharma substituted for Apotex as party in filgrastim/pegfilgrastim biosimilar litigation

As we previously reported, the parties in the follow-on Amgen v. Apotex BPCIA litigation concerning Apotex’s proposed biosimilars of NEUPOGEN (filgrastim) and NEULASTA (pegfilgrastim) informed the district court on August 8 that they were drafting a stipulation and unopposed motion that would substitute Apotex as a party with a then-unnamed…

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Amgen Drops Assertion of One Patent Against Mylan in Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar Litigation; One Patent Remains

As we previously reported, in the Amgen v. Mylan litigation concerning Mylan’s FULPHILA (pegfilgrastim-jmdb), a biosimilar of NEULASTA, Amgen has asserted that Mylan infringes two protein purification process patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,273,707 and 9,643,997. Early this month, the district court requested the parties’ positions with regard to the ’707…

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Genentech appeals district court’s refusal to block Amgen’s trastuzumab and bevacizumab biosimilars

As we previously reported, Amgen commercially launched two biosimilars in the United States earlier this month: KANJINTI™ (trastuzumab-anns), a biosimilar to Herceptin®; and MVASI® (bevacizumab-awwb), a biosimilar to Avastin®.  Amgen’s launch announcement on July 18, 2019 came shortly after a Delaware federal district court denied Genentech’s requests for a temporary…

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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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Bevacizumab Litigation Update: Pfizer Answers Genentech’s Complaint and Genentech Moves to Dismiss Counterclaims

On April 29, 2019, Pfizer answered Genentech’s complaint alleging infringement of 22 patents based on Pfizer’s submission of an aBLA seeking U.S. FDA approval of a biosimilar of Avastin® (bevacizumab).  In its answer, Pfizer denied Genentech’s allegations of patent infringement and violations of the BPCIA’s patent dance procedures.  Pfizer also…

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Amgen Answers Coherus’s Adalimumab Complaint

As we previously reported, on January 24, 2019, Coherus filed a complaint against Amgen in the District of Delaware alleging that Amgen’s adalimumab product for sale in Europe, Amgevita™, infringes three Coherus formulation patents related to adalimumab because Amgen allegedly manufactures its European product in the United States.  As we also reported, Coherus amended its…

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Abbvie and Adalimumab Biosimilar Manufacturers Face Class-Action Lawsuit Alleging Antitrust Violations Related to Patent Protection of Humira®

On March 18, 2019, UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund, a New-York based grocery union, filed a putative class-action lawsuit against AbbVie and seven adalimumab biosimilar manufacturers alleging misconduct and antitrust violations in connection with AbbVie’s assertion of patents to prevent the sale of biosimilar versions of Humira® in the United States….

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