Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 14 October 2009 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Angiomax (Bivalirudin) – US: Medicines Company files patent infringement suit against PLIVA, Barr, Teva following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs) (America-Israel Patent Law) (The IP Factor) (GenericsWeb)

Humira (Adalimumab) – US: E D Texas find ‘close issue of claim construction’ supports JMOL of no wilful infringement: Centocor Ortho Biotech v Abbot Labs (Gray on Claims) (EDTexweblog.com)

 
General

WTO Forum – Bypassing international agreements may hamper medicine access (IP Watch)

Protecting regulatory data in the agricultural industry (IP Osgoode)

Brazil: Pharma companies may well end up subsidising Rio 2016 (IAM)

EU raids Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis and Ratiopharm on suspected antitrust abuse (GenericsWeb)

EU: Paediatric extensions: ‘more disharmony’ (The SPC Blog)

US: NIH shocked to find patents work as expected (Patent Baristas)

US: Industry and academia collaboration pitfalls illustrated in CAFC’s decision in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v Roche Molecular Systems Inc (Patent Docs)

US: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma files suit seeking review and correction of patent term adjustment calculation for patent covering ‘process for preparing acyclic HCV protease inhibitors’ (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Actos (Pioglitazone) – US: Supreme Court refuses to hear Mylan’s appeal over Takeda’s attorneys’ fees (Patent Docs)

Adderall XR (Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine) – US: Shire and Sandoz settle all pending litigation (SmartBrief)

Amrix (Cyclobenzaprine) – US: Court bifurcates infringement and antitrust determinations in Amrix dispute between Mylan and Cephalon (Patent Docs)

Angiomax (Bivalirudin) – US: Medicines Company files patent infringement suit against PLIVA, Barr, Teva following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs) (America-Israel Patent Law) (The IP Factor) (GenericsWeb)

Antara (Fenfibrate) – US: Lupin acquisition ends Oscient infringement suit (Patent Docs)

Arzzera (Ofatumumab) – US: Glaxo Group seeks declaratory judgment of invalidity and non infringement against Genentech and City of Hope (Patent Docs)

Caduet (Atorvastatin) – US: Pfizer files patent infringement suits against Sandoz in districts of Colorado and Delaware following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Cozaar (Losartan) – Ireland: Grounds for Irish Losartan decision available (SPC blog)

Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) – US: Federal Court approves Eloxatin settlement agreement between Sanofi Aventis and Sun Pharmaceuticals (Patent Docs)

Evista (Raloxifene), Xigris (Drotrecogin alfa) – US: Ariad v Lilly: Novozme files amicus brief arguing against Lilly written description; talking written description requirement blues – Ariad wobbles (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog) (Patents4Life)

Flomax (Tamsulosin) – US: Impax Laboratories reaches agreement with Astellas Pharma and Boehringer Ingelheim to settle pending litigation for Flomax (SmartBrief) (Patent Docs)

Humira (Adalimumab) – US: E D Texas find ‘close issue of claim construction’ supports JMOL of no wilful infringement: Centocor Ortho Biotech v Abbot Labs (Gray on Claims) (EDTexweblog.com)

Luvox (Fluvoxamine) – US: Elan files patent infringement suit against Actavis Elizabeth and Anchen following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Plavix (Clopidogrel) – US: Apotex files suit against Sanofi seeking declaratory judgment of uneforceability based on defendants’ failure to report all information to FTC concerning license agreement between the parties (Patent Docs)

Prandin (Repaglinide) – District Court orders patent use code change; Novo Nordisk appeals (FDA Law Blog)

Seasonale (Ethinyl estradiol, Levonorgestrel) – US: Teva files suit against India’s Lupin to keep oral contraceptive monopoly (IP Factor) (Patent Docs) (America-Israel Patent Law)

 

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