IP Think Tank Global Week in Review Pharma & Biotech Edition – 14 November 2008

Here is IP Think Tank’s weekly selection of top Pharma & Biotech intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

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Highlights this week included:

Plavix (Clopidogrel) – Canada: Selection patents upheld by Supreme Court: Apotex v Sanofi-Synthelabo Canada (Jeremy de Beer) (ipblog.ca) (Excess Copyright) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Law360)

Risperdal (Risperidone) – US: CAFC issues opinion in generic Risperdal 180-day exclusivity litigation reversing District Court decision: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v Leavitt (FDA Law Blog) (Law360)

 
General

Literature on SPCs (The SPC Blog)

Brazil, EU collaborate on local production of AIDS drugs in Mozambique (Intellectual Property Watch)

Australia: Senate inquiry into human gene patents (IP Down Under)

Germany: Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) decides on distinctiveness of composite trade mark combining name of active pharmaceutical substance with business name – Pantohexal (Class 46)

India: Impact of the probable incorporation of an additional step (of public interest) in Indian injunction jurisprudence (Intellectual Property Watch)

US: Biotech industry begins to assess likely impact of new administration (California Biotech Law Blog)

US: New administration will act quickly to jump-start stem cell research (Patent Docs)

US: Applying Bilski to Metabolite’s diagnostic claim (Patently-O)

US: CFI rules in Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) v OHIM, Eurim-Pharm Arzneimittel; no restitution in integrum for Neurim (Class 46)

US: International Trade Commission concludes industrial biotech patents are ‘facilitating and not stifling innovation’ (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog)

 
Products

Baytril () – US: Bayer files patent infringement suit against veterinary pharmaceutical company Norbrook over generic Baytril (Law360)

Linaclotide – US: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals files suit against USPTO seeking to have patent term adjustment for constipation drug extended by almost a year (Law360)

Moxatag (Amoxicillin) – US: Patent information first listed in Orange Book covering old antibiotic product Moxatag (FDA Law Blog)

Plavix (Clopidogrel) – Canada: Selection patents upheld by Supreme Court: Apotex v Sanofi-Synthelabo Canada (Jeremy de Beer) (ipblog.ca) (Excess Copyright) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Law360)

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) – US: CAFC ruling delays Teva from selling generic Prevacid until next year: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited v Tap Pharmaceutical Products, Inc (non precedential) (Patent Circle) (Law360)

Risperdal (Risperidone) – US: CAFC issues opinion in generic Risperdal 180-day exclusivity litigation reversing District Court decision: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v Leavitt (FDA Law Blog) (Law360)

Singulair () – US: Federal Judge denies Teva‘s bid to force production of privileged documents relating to Merck’s alleged fraud in obtaining Singulair patent (Law360)

 

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