Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 18 Nov 09 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

EU: Bundesgerichtshof refers human stem cell patent case to ECJ (IPKat) (PatLit) (ipwars)

 
General

Global health policy – when is the price right? (Spicy IP)

Brazil gets closer to listing US IP retaliation targets (IP tango) (IP Watch)

Brazil: Patent office and health authorities – Office of the National General Attorney issues opinion stating on dual analysis system for pharmaceutical inventions (Koury Lopes Advogados)

EU: Bundesgerichtshof refers human stem cell patent case to ECJ (IPKat) (PatLit) (ipwars)

EU: MEP rejects calls for bar codes to stop fake drugs (Managing IP)

US: Interview with ACLU attorney Chris Hansen over gene patents (Patent Baristas)

US: The Coinco strategy – what can go wrong with ownership of patents within a corporate enterprise – Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. (Property, intangible)

US: How do you solve a problem like Sidewiki (FDA Law Blog)

US: Bio Podcast: The role of patents in a pathway for the approval of biosimilars (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog)

US: Lilly files principal brief for Ariad v Lilly rehearing en banc – Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co. (Patent Docs) (ISinIP)

US: A brief defense of the written description requirement: Ariad v Lilly (Patently-O)

US: China food and drug outsourcing gets criminal. Fast. – US criminal liability for import of adulterated or misbranded food or drugs (China Law Blog)

US: Patent term adjustment: 37 CFR § 1.704(b)’s three-month provision (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Amrix (Cyclobenzaprine) – US: Patent infringement suit commenced in response to Paragraph IV certification: Eurand Inc. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al (Patent Docs)

Carbatrol (Carbamazepine) – US: Settlement announced in patent dispute between Shire and Apotex over Carbatrol (Patent Docs)

Combigan (Brimonidine tartrate/Timolol maleate): US: Patent infringement suit following a Paragraph IV certification Allergan, Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Dovonex (Calcipotriol) – UK: EWHC dismisses Sandoz appeal against Floyd J’s finding that Leo Pharma’s patent was valid (PatLit)

Humira (Adalimumab): US: District Court E D Texas upholds record $1.7 billion infringement judgment: Centocor v Abbott (Patent Docs) (EDTexweblog.com)

Lexapro (Citalopram) – US: Infosint seeks increased damages award in Citalopram suit (Patent Docs)

Myfortic7 (Mycophenolate) – US: Patent infringement suit filed in response to Paragraph IV certification – Novartis AG et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Prandimet (Repaglinide and Metformin) – US: Patent infringement suit filed in response to Paragraph IV certification: Novo Nordisk Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc (Patent Docs)

Roundup Ready soybean seed – US: Monsanto files patent infringement suit based on defendant’s use of seed produced from earlier planted Roundup Ready soybean seed: Monsanto Co. et al. v. Germann (Patent Docs)

Rozerem (Ramelteon) – US: Patent infringement suit filed in response to Paragraph IV certification: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Ryzolt (Tramadol) – US: Patent infringement suit filed in response to Paragraph IV certification: Purdue Pharma Products LP et al. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs)

Zolpimist (Zolpidem) – US: Hi-Tech Pharmacal’s ECR subsidiary signs exclusive agreement to commercialise sleep aid in oral spray form (SmartBrief)

 

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