Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 24 Apr 09 from IP Think Tank

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:

Kenya’s anti-counterfeit legislation, India protest (Afro-IP)

Cepham – US: CAFC: Another ‘bright-line’ rule from the Federal Circuit; double jeopardy – later developments can overcome double patenting: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co v Doll (Patent Docs) (Patent Baristas)

 
General

‘Green Gold Rush’ documentary about bioprospecting and indigenous peoples (IP Dragon)

UNITAID and Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative make deal with generic drug makers to cut prices for off-patent HIV/AIDS drugs (Managing Intellectual Property)

Argentina: Maintaining data exclusivity (International Law Office) (IP tango)

China: ‘A new dawn for China healthcare… or grand theft IP? (IP Dragon)

EU: Anti-patent rally; criticism of practice of patenting biological processes – Munich (Intellectual Property Watch) (Patenting Lives)

EU: Fordham IP conference: EU pharma sector enquiry slammed (Managing Intellectual Property)

Hungary: Board of Appeal: Medical preparations not similar to cosmetics (International Law Office)

India: The ‘Mashelkar Committee Report’ on pharma patenting resurfaces! (Spicy IP)

India: Assessing India’s innovation climate (Biotech Blog)

Kenya’s anti-counterfeit legislation, India protest (Afro-IP)

Mexico: Pharmaceutical trade marks: the Health Law pitfall for applicants (International Law Office)

US: BIO IP Counsels’ Committee: Q Todd Dickinson and E Anthony Figg on patent reform (Patent Docs)

US: Amgen VP makes case for longer exclusivity period in follow-on biologics legislation (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Cepham – US: CAFC: Another ‘bright-line’ rule from the Federal Circuit; double jeopardy – later developments can overcome double patenting: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co v Doll (Patent Docs) (Patent Baristas)

Cozaar (Losartan) – UK: IPO refuses E I du Pont de Nemours & Co’s application for pediatric extension for Losartan SPC (The SPC Blog)

Evista (Raloxifene) – Lilly granted preliminary injunction to prevent launch generic Raloxifene by Teva (SmartBrief) (SmartBrief)

Glivec (Imatinib) – India rejects Novartis’ application to patent Glivec’s second variant (GenericsWeb)

Lexapro (Escitalopram) – Netherlands: An insight into Dutch costs: ratiopharm, Tiefenbacher and Centrafarm et al v Lundbeck (PatLit)

Pristique (O-desmethylvenlafaxine) – US: Sepracor and Wyeth set out to find who invented Pristiq drug first (Patent Baristas) (GenericsWeb)

Pulmicort (Budesonide) – US: Apotex preliminarily barred from selling generic version of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort (GenericsWeb)

Rythmol (Propafenone) – US: Par Pharmaceutical enters into agreement with Reliant Pharmaceuticals to settle patent litigation over Rythmol (GenericsWeb)

Topamax (Topiramate) – US: FDA resolves pre-MMA/post-MMA 180-day exclusivity regime will apply in ‘MMA straddle’ cases (FDA Law Blog)

Xeloda (Capecitabine) – US: Hoffman-La Roche sues Mylan in connection with generic Xeloda ANDA (GenericsWeb)

 

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