Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 7 Oct 2009 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Seroquel (Quetiapine) – US: CAFC: Sometimes, sins of omission are not inequitable conduct: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc (Patent Docs) (Patent Baristas) (GenericsWeb)

 
General

Biotech legislative agenda: healthcare, energy, patents and capital (IP Watch)

India: Applying for patents does pay: Wockhardt wins kudos from the Indian government (SPICY IP)

US: CAFC ruling in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University et al v Roche Molecular Systems et al – How to lose a patent? Have the inventor make a secret side deal (Patent Baristas)

US: Governors send letter to Congressional leaders in support of 12-year data exclusivity period (Patent Docs)

US Congress urged to act on biosimilars (GenericsWeb)

US: Hal Wegner wakes up ACI Biotech Patents Forum in Boston – KSR and biotech claims (BioTechnology Patent Law)

 
Products

Amrix (Cyclobenzaprine) – US: Eurand files patent infringement suit in C D California against Anchen following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Avonex (human interferon beta 1a) – US: Biogen Idec receives method-of-use patent on human ß-interferon – implications for patent protection for Avonex (Patent Docs)

Fentora (Fentanyl) – US: Cephalon files patent infringement suit against Watson following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Lexapro (Escitalopram) – US: Caraco closes asset purchase agreement with Forest Laboratories to settle Lexapro ANDA patent litigation (SmartBrief)

Losartan – Netherlands: Losartan and third party oppositions in the Netherlands (The SPC blog)

Losartan – UK: EWCA rules on Losartan paediatric extension: E I du Pont Nemours & Co v UK IPO (The SPC blog)

Losartan– Latvia: Latvian Patent Office publishes notice regarding issue of paediatric extension for Losartan (The SPC blog)

Mircera (Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) – Obviousness-type double patenting after Amgen v. F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Patent Docs)

Razadyne (Galanthamine) – US: CAFC: You can’t rely on test results that weren’t available when your patent application was filed: Janssen Pharma and Synaptech v. Teva, Mylan, Dr. Reddy’s, Barr and Purepac (Patent Baristas)

Renagel (Sevelamer) – US: Genzyme files patent infringement suit against Endo Pharmaceuticals following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Roundup Ready cotton seed – US: Monsanto files patent infringement suits against Brent M Hargrove and Larry H Lytle based on defendants’ use of cotton seed produced from earlier planted Roundup Ready cotton seed (Patent Docs)

Seroquel (Quetiapine) – US: CAFC: Sometimes, sins of omission are not inequitable conduct: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc (Patent Docs) (Patent Baristas) (GenericsWeb)

Trileptal (Oxacarbazepine) – Israel Patent Office prevents Novartis from submitting empirical evidence in patent opposition case (IP Factor)

Vesicare (Solifenacin) – US: Astellas files patent infringement lawsuit against Teva over generic Vesicare (GenericsWeb)

Zyprexa (Olanzapine) – Canada: Teva Novopharm invalidates Eli Lilly’s Canadian patent for Olanzapine (IP Factor)

 

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