Tagged as: Sandoz

Sandoz Initiates Declaratory Judgment Action Against Amgen Concerning Manufacturing of Filgrastim and Pegfilgrastim Biosimilars

On February 21, 2019, Sandoz initiated a lawsuit against Amgen in the Northern District of California seeking a declaration that its biosimilar filgrastim and pegfilgrastim products do not infringe the Amgen’s ’997 patent. The ’997 patent relates to a method of protein purification and is in the same patent family…

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European Commission Approves Pegfilgrastim Biosimilars

The European Commission (EC) recently approved two biosimilars to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim). First, Mundipharma announced last week that the EC granted approval for Pelmeg▼®, a product it had acquired from biosimilar development company Cinfa Biotech.  According to Mundipharma, the product is approved for the “use of Pelmeg▼® as a treatment for…

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Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung, and Mylan Launch Biosimilars in Europe (UPDATED)

Amgen, Sandoz, Samsung and Mylan all launched adalimumab biosimilars in Europe this past October.  On October 16, 2018, Amgen has announced that its adalimumab biosimilar AMGEVITA launched in European markets.  This is Amgen’s first “inflammation” biosimilar to launch in Europe, and its second biosimilar to launch in Europe overall.  According to…

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Post-Trial Briefing on Invalidity in Immunex v. Sandoz Etanercept Litigation

On September 25, 2018, the 10-day bench trial came to an end in the Immunex v. Sandoz patent litigation under the BPCIA concerning Sandoz’s Erelzi™ (etanercept-szzs) biosimilar.  As we previously reported, prior to the start of trial, the Court had entered a stipulation of infringement of certain asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,182 (“the ‘182 patent”)…

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AbbVie and Sandoz Settle Adalimumab Biosimilar Patent Disputes

On October 11, 2018, AbbVie and Sandoz announced that they reached a global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation concerning Sandoz’s Hyrimoz™, a proposed biosimilar of Humira® (adalimumab).  According to the press releases, under the terms of the royalty-bearing settlement agreements, AbbVie is granting to Sandoz a non-exclusive license to…

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Sandoz Stipulates to Infringement of Certain Asserted Claims Prior to Etanercept Biosimilar Trial

As we have previously reported, the Immunex v. Sandoz patent litigation under the BPCIA concerning Sandoz’s Erelzi™ (etanercept-szzs) biosimilar is scheduled to begin trial today before New Jersey District Judge Claire C. Cecchi. Yesterday, prior to the start of trial, the Court entered a stipulation wherein Sandoz stipulated to infringement of…

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New BPCIA Litigation: AbbVie Files Suit on Sandoz's HUMIRA (adalimumab) biosimilar

Today, AbbVie sued Sandoz regarding its proposed biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab) in the District of New Jersey. The suit alleges infringement under the BPCIA of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,187,559 and 9,750,808. The ‘559 patent is directed to methods of administration of adalimumab for treatment of idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases. The ‘808…

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European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Adalimumab and Trastuzumab Biosimilars

Last week the European Commission granted marketing authorization for two biosimilars. First, Sandoz, a division of Novartis, announced on July 27 that it had received marketing authorization for Hyrimoz, its adalimumab biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira.  Authorization was granted for all indications of the reference biologic, including rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis,…

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