Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 30 December 2009 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Kenyan anti-counterfeiting law to face constitutional challenge (Michael Geist) (Afro-IP)

Ecuadorian Government orders creation of public drug company (IP tango)

Mircera (Erythropoietin) – US: Amgen and Hoffman–La Roche settle Mircera litigation (Patent Docs)

 
General

Top Biotech stories of 2009 (Patents4Life)

Australia: Gene Patenting – Australian potpourri (Patent Docs)

Ecuadorian Government orders creation of public drug company (IP tango)

India and EU: Counterfeit drugs: Europe vs India? (Ills, Pills And Attendant Thrills)

India and UK: NICE, Nexavar, and why it matters (Ills, Pills And Attendant Thrills) (Spicy IP)

Israel: State of Israel sues Omrix, which commercialises medical adhesives, for half a billion, claiming that their IP is based on service inventions belonging to the State (IP Factor)

Kenyan anti-counterfeiting law to face constitutional challenge (Michael Geist) (Afro-IP)

US: Monsanto announces new policy regarding Roundup Ready Seeds (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Glumetza (Metformin) – US: Depomed files patent infringement suit against Lupin following Para IV challenge(Patent Docs)

Meridia (Sibutramine) – US:Abbott Laboratories files patent infringement suit against Apotex following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Mircera (Erythropoietin) – US: Amgen and Hoffman–La Roche settle Mircera litigation (Patent Docs)

Nasonex (Mometasone) – US: Schering files patent infringement suit against Apotex following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Nimbex (Cisatracurium) – US: Abbott Laboratories files patent infringement complaint against Sandoz following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Reminyl (Galantamine) – Spain: Court of Appeal confirms first instance decision temporarily barring Teva from marketing generic Reminyl in Spain: Janssen Pharmaceutica MV & Janssen-Cilag, SA v Teva Genéricos Española, S.L. (EPLAW)

Thrombin JM – Pharma company avoids injunction by dropping competitive keyword ads: King v ZymoGenetics (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Vytorin (Ezetimibe, Simvastatin) – US: Schering files patent infringement complaint against Mylan following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Xeloda (Capecitabine) – US: Hoffmann-La Roche files patent infringement complaint against Roxane following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

 

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