Tagged as: Remicade

Third Circuit Refers Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade Antitrust Claims to Arbitration

We have been covering Pfizer’s antitrust suit against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of REMICADE (infliximab), as well as a related antitrust litigation filed by retailers Walgreen and Kroger Co. and direct and indirect purchasers of Remicade.  The cases generally allege that Johnson & Johnson excluded Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar from the market through anticompetitive bundling and rebate penalties…

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Phase III study report indicates Celltrion and Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar is non-inferior to REMICADE in treating Crohn’s disease

According to a recent paper in The Lancet, a new phase 3 study shows that CT-P13, Celltrion and Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar, is non-inferior to the reference biologic, REMICADE, for the treatment of Crohn’s disease.  CT-P13 was approved by the European Commission under the trade name Remsima® in September 2013, and…

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District Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Motion to Compel Arbitration in Remicade Antitrust Suit

We have covered Pfizer’s antitrust suit against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Remicade® (infliximab). Pfizer’s suit alleges that Johnson & Johnson excluded Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar from the market through anticompetitive bundling and rebate penalties for insurers and providers, causing inflated prices. In related litigation, retailers Walgreen and Kroger Co., direct purchasers,…

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Breaking News Update – Janssen v. Celltrion: District Court Rules in Favor of Celltrion on Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement

Today, Judge Wolf found in favor of Celltrion, granting its motion for summary judgment of non-infringement of the sole remaining patent-in-suit based on an application of the ensnarement doctrine to Janssen’s infringement theory under the doctrine of equivalents.  The Court determined that Celltrion’s infliximab biosimilar does not infringe Janssen’s ’083…

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Celltrion Moves for Summary Judgment in Janssen v. Celltrion

Last week, in the ongoing Janssen v. Celltrion litigation concerning Celltrion’s Inflectra®, a biosimilar of Janssen’s Remicade® (infliximab), Judge Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted Defendants’ unopposed motion for leave to file a motion for summary judgment and accompanying briefing schedule.  In their summary judgment brief, filed on…

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Amgen/Allergan & Sandoz Receive Positive CHMP Opinions

Last week the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) recommended two biosimilar medicines for approval. First, the CHMP adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Kanjinti® (ABP 980), Amgen and Allergan’s proposed biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  The CHMP opinion recommends…

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Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidation of Patent Covering Remicade (infliximab)

As we previously reported, on ex parte reexamination, the Examiner rejected all claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,284,471, a patent covering Janssen’s Remicade® (infliximab), as invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (“OTDP”). The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed the rejection and Janssen appealed the PTAB’s decision to the Federal Circuit. …

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