Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 16 Sept 09 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) – US: CAFC reverses District Court finding that generic Eloxatins do not infringe Sanofi’s patent; More claim construction confusion: Sanofi-Aventis v Sandoz (Patent Docs) (Patents4Life) (GenericsWeb)

Mircera (Erythropoietin) – US: CAFC affirms most of the determinations of District Court and jury, permanent injunction barring Roche from marketing Mircera in US remains: Amgen v Hoffman-La Roche (Patent Docs)

 
General

Controlled-release formulations a popular strategy for generic drug companies (GenericsWeb)

Africa: Counterfeit medicine news (Afro-IP)

Australia: Full Federal Court: Faculty hired to do research, not invent: University of Western Australia v Gray (Patent Baristas)

EU: Community plant variety system: how much does it cost? (IP finance)

US: A human by any name is still a human (even if it’s an animal): Martek Biosciences v Nutrinova (Patent Baristas)

US: BIO news conference: Biotech will lead healthcare and energy reform (Patent Baristas) (Patent Docs)

US: Patent extension for human drugs in the US: a fresh critique (The SPC Blog)

US: Change is afoot in Senate Reverse Payment Bill (FDA Law Blog)

US: ChemBridge makes chemical libraries available via public access database (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Allegra (Fexofenadine) – US: AMRI files new patent infringement lawsuits against Dr Reddy’s and Sandoz over generic versions of Sanofi-Aventis’ Allegra (SmartBrief)

Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) – US: CAFC reverses District Court finding that generic Eloxatins do not infringe Sanofi’s patent; More claim construction confusion: Sanofi-Aventis v Sandoz (Patent Docs) (Patents4Life) (GenericsWeb)

Femcon and Loestrin 24 FE (Norethindrone / Ethinyl estradiol) – US: Warner Chilcott files new lawsuit against Lupin for infringement of Loestrin and Femcon (SmartBrief) (Patent Docs) (GenericsWeb)

Lotrel (Amlodipine / Benazepril) – US: Lupin, Novartis settle Lotrel patent dispute (GenericsWeb)

Mircera (Erythropoietin) – US: CAFC affirms most of the determinations of District Court and jury, permanent injunction barring Roche from marketing Mircera in US remains: Amgen v Hoffman-La Roche (Patent Docs)

Naropin (Ropivacaine) – US: Navinta appeals District Court’s decision finding infringement of Naropin patents (Patent Docs)

Precedex (Dexmedetomidine) – US: Hospira files patent infringement suits against Sandoz in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Renegal (Sevelamer) – US: Endo files motion to intervene in Renegal infringement dispute between Genzyme and Impax (Patent Docs)

Starlix (Nateglinide) – US: FDA resolves eligible/ineligible first applicant 180-day exclusivity forfeiture issue in the context of generic Starlix tablets (FDA Law Blog)

Ultram (Tramadol) – US: Purdue files patent infringement suits against Paddock in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Ultram (Tramadol) – US: Purdue files appeal with CAFC seeking to overturn decision invalidating their Ultram patents (Patent Docs)

 

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