Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 3 February 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Temodar (Temozolomide) – US: District Court Delaware: Temador patent unenforceable due to prosecution laches and inequitable conduct: Cancer Research Tech v Barr Labs (Docket Report) (Patent Baristas) (IP Factor)

Mirapex (Pramipexole) – US: CAFC: The metes and bounds of obviousness-type double patenting: Boehringer Ingelheim Int’l. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc. and Mylan Pharma (Patent Docs) (Patently-O)

EU: ‘Victory’ against biopiracy – EPO revokes Schwabe Pharmaceuticals’ pelargonium extract patent (Spicy IP) (IP Watch)

 
General

Another case for indigenous knowledge protection, but how? (Afro-IP)

When Harry met generic Sally: The proprietary/generic courtship continues (IP finance

China / India: Incremental pharmaceutical inventions in China and India: ‘No need to reinvent the wheel’ (IP Dragon)

India: National Biodiversity Authority invites comments on draft amendments (Spicy IP)

EU: New Parliament group monitors EU trade pacts’ impact on poor’s medicines access (IP Watch)

EU: ‘Victory’ against biopiracy – EPO revokes Schwabe Pharmaceuticals’ pelargonium extract patent (Spicy IP) (IP Watch)

US: Interim procedure for requesting a (free) patent term adjustment recalculation from the PTO (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Patent Docs)

US: Invalidity of the extension of a patent term: (Patently-O)

US: Follow-on biologics news: BIO CEO asks President to focus on unresolved issues in health care debate; 38 patients groups and research universities back 12-year data exclusivity period; NATF says patient safety should be top priority when crafting biosimilar regulatory pathway (Patent Docs)

US: Will the nightmare for biotech prep/pros never end? – patenting biomarkers (Patents4Life)

US: Everybody knows – The Boston Globe weighs in on gene patenting (Patent Docs)

US: Requests for orphan drug designation explode in 2009; but designation success rate is low (FDA Law Blog)

US: Taking stock of FDA’s 180-day exclusivity forfeiture decisions – a forfeiture scorecard (FDA Law Blog)

US: Second settlement announced in Stinski patent dispute (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Angiomax (Bivalirudin) – US: The Medicines Company sues PTO and FDA over Angiomax patent term extension decisions (FDA Law Blog)

Bordetella pertussis vaccines – UK: EWHC dismisses appeal against UK IPO finding appeal filed prematurely: Medeva BV v The Comptroller General of Patents (EPLAW) (PatLit)

CircoFLEX PCV2 vaccine – US: District Court Connecticut dismisses Protein Sciences from porcine circovirus vaccine suit (Patent Docs)

Effexor (Venlafaxine) – US: FDA denies petition on ‘original NDA’ patent certification issue (FDA Law Blog)

Gestrol (Megestrol) – Poland: GESTROL is not always similar to GESTROLTEX (Class 46)

Grazax (SQ-T) – France / Netherlands: More on adjuvants – Gravax SPC rejection/annulment (The SPC Blog)

Humira (Adalimumab) – India: Abbott’s Humira patent unilaterally revoked by Indian Patent Office (Spicy IP)

Mirapex (Pramipexole) – US: CAFC: The metes and bounds of obviousness-type double patenting: Boehringer Ingelheim Int’l. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc. and Mylan Pharma (Patent Docs) (Patently-O)

Omnicef (Cefdinir) – US: CAFC on whether a product-by-process claim is infringed by an identical product made by different process: Abbott Labs v Sandoz (IP Frontline)

Pertussis vaccines – UK: EWHC dismisses Medeva appeal against pertussis vaccines SPCs refusal (The SPC Blog)

Plavix (Clopidogrel) – Canada: Adding some obvious flexibility: Apotex Inc v Sanofi-Synthelabo Canada Inc (IP Osgoode)

Rapamune (Rapamycin) – US: District Court Delaware: Claiming analogs unknown to inventors renders patents invalid for lack of written description and enablement: Boston Scientific Corporation et al. v. Johnson & Johnson Inc. et al. (Docket Report)

Sustiva (Efavirenz) – US: Mylan and Matrix fail in bid to dismiss Sustiva case brought by Bristol Myer Squibb (Patent Docs)

Temodar (Temozolomide) – US: District Court Delaware: Temador patent unenforceable due to prosecution laches and inequitable conduct: Cancer Research Tech v Barr Labs (Docket Report) (Patent Baristas) (IP Factor)

Viread (Tenofovir) – US: Gilead Sciences announces notification of Teva’s ANDA filing for Viread (SmartBrief)

 
 

 

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