Tagged as: Litigation

Genentech Seeks to Dismiss and Strike Amgen's Counterclaims and Certain Defenses in Bevacizumab Biosimilar Litigation

As we previously reported, on May 22, 2018 in Genentech v. Amgen, which concerns Amgen’s Mvasi® (bevacizumab-awwb) biosimilar, Genentech filed a motion to dismiss and to strike Amgen’s counterclaims and certain affirmative defenses.  On June 19, 2018, after Amgen filed under seal an amended answer and counterclaim, Genentech filed updated…

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Updates On Discovery Rulings in AbbVie v. BI Adalimumab Litigation

We have recently reported on multiple discovery rulings in the ongoing AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim litigation concerning Boehringer Ingelheims’s (“BI’s”) aBLA for Cyltezo™ (adalimumab-adbm), a biosimilar version of AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab) product.  On June 14, 2018, Magistrate Judge Lloret issued two additional opinions regarding discovery in the case. In the first opinion, the Court granted-in-part…

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Updates On Discovery Rulings in AbbVie v. BI Adalimumab Litigation

We have covered the ongoing AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim litigation concerning Boehringer Ingelheims’s (“BI’s”) aBLA for Cyltezo™ (adalimumab-adbm), a biosimilar version of AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab) product, including the grant of a recent motion to compel discovery regarding BI’s unclean hands defense.  Magistrate Judge Lloret issued two additional orders regarding discovery in that case….

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Court Grants BI Motion to Compel Discovery in Adalimumab Litigation

On Monday, Magistrate Judge Lloret, who is visiting the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, granted Boehringer Ingelheims’s (“BI’s”)  motion to compel discovery relating to its unclean hands defense in the ongoing AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim litigation concerning BI’s aBLA for a biosimilar version of AbbVie’s…

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Trastuzumab, Rituximab, and Bevacizumab Litigation Updates

Below is a rundown of some recent developments in BPCIA litigations concerning biosimilars of Genentech’s Herceptin® (trasuzumab), Rituxan® (rituximab), and Avastin® (bevacizumab). Celltrion v. Genentech (trastuzumab) and Celltrion v. Genentech (rituximab) As we previously reported, on January 11, 2018, Celltrion and Teva filed two lawsuits against Genentech in the District…

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Delaware Court Denies Merck Summary Judgment Motion in Insulin Glargine Case

As we previously reported, Sanofi-Aventis sued Merck Sharp & Dohme in the District of Delaware for patent infringement based on Merck’s proposed follow-on biologics of Sanofi-Aventis’s Lantus® and Lantus® SoloSTAR® ([rDNA origin] insulin glargine) prefilled cartridge products. On January 2, 2018, Merck moved for summary judgment of non-infringement on the grounds…

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