Tagged as: Sanofi

Sanofi Files Opposition to Amgen’s Petition for Federal Circuit to Reconsider Decision Invalidating Praluent Patents

As we previously reported, in April 2021, Amgen petitioned for the full Federal Circuit to reconsider the decision of a three-judge panel that two of Amgen’s patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,829,165 (the “’165 patent”) and 8,859,741 (the “’741 patent”), covering its cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha® (evolocumab) and Sanofi’s Praluent® (alirocumab), were…

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International Biosimilar Launches: Ujvira and PrInclunox®

On May 24, 2021, Zydus Cadila launched the world’s first antibody drug conjugate (ADC) biosimilar.  The drug is a trastuzumab emtansine biosimilar—using Genentech’s Kadcyla as the reference product—that will be marketed under the name Ujvira for use in treating early and advanced HER2 positive breast cancer.  The drug is made…

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Sanofi to Acquire Kymab for up to $1.45 Billion

Sanofi announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kymab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibodies with a focus on immune-mediated diseases and immuno-oncology therapeutics, for an upfront payment of approximately $1.1 billion and up to $350 million upon achievement of certain milestones.  The acquisition…

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European Patent Office rules in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron concerning Praluent® (alirocumab)

On October 29, 2020, the European Patent Office ruled in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron in their dispute concerning Amgen’s Praluent® (alirocumab) patent.  The EPO found invalid certain claims of Amgen’s European patent, EP 2 215 124, which is directed to PCSK9 antibodies.  This EPO decision follows a ruling in…

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Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Finding that Dupixent® Immunex Patent is Obvious

As previously reported, in February 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued final written decisions in two IPR proceedings initiated by Sanofi challenging the U.S. Patent No. 8,679,487 (the ’487 patent) owned by Immunex.  In IPR2017-01884, the Board held that the challenged claims of the ‘487 patent were unpatentable…

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Mylan and Biocon Announce U.S. Launch of Insulin Glargine Biosimilar

We previously reported FDA approval of Mylan and Biocon’s NDA for SEMGLEE (insulin glargine injection).  Today, Mylan and Biocon announced the launch of SEMGLEE for the U.S. market.  SEMGLEE is a biosimilar of LANTUS, Sanofi’s long-acting insulin glargine product.  SEMGLEE will be available in vials and pre-filled pens.  The lead…

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PTAB Issues Final Written Decisions Finding Most Claims of Sanofi’s Lantus Patents Invalid

As we previously reported, Mylan filed a number of IPR petitions challenging a total of seven of Sanofi-Aventis’s patents related to Lantus® (insulin glargine injection).  On May 29, 2020, the PTAB issued Final Written Decisions in eight of Mylan’s pending petitions concerning four patents finding most of the challenged claims…

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