Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 10 February 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

India: Rejections from pre-grant appealable to IPAB by patent applicant: UCB Farchim SA v Cipla & Ors (Generic Pharmaceuticals and IP) (The Vanishing Point) (Indian Patent Oppositions) (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)

India: Nay patent linkages: Bayer v UOI upheld by Division Bench of Delhi High Court (Spicy IP) (Generic Pharmaceuticals and IP)

US: SACGHS final report on gene patents meets opposition from BIO (Patents4Life) (Patents4Life) (Patent Docs)

Neutrokine-α – UK: EWCA dismisses Human Genome Sciences appeal against decision finding  invalidity; invention not ‘susceptible of industrial application’: Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences Inc (EPLAW) (IPKat)

 
General

GSK announces ‘open innovation’ strategy to combat neglected tropical diseases (Patent Docs)

Who quizzes WHO’s role in solving the Influenza pandemic crisis: An Insight (IP Osgoode)

Canada: Patenting higher life forms in Canada: Resistance and contradictions: Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents); Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser (IP Osgoode)

Canada: Doctrine of sound prediction and the case of Apotex Inc v Wellcome Foundation Ltd (IP Osgoode)

Chile Industrial Association of Pharmaceutical Laboratories (Asilfa) responds to the American Chamber of Commerce allegations of copying certain American laboratories medicines (IP tango)

China: Higher People’s Court of Beijing recognizes novelty in dosage limitations in Swiss-Form claims (Patents4Life)

EU: EPO: More about Alice – Pelargonium extract patent challenge (Afro-IP)

Haiti: The Haitian plight and traditional knowledge: A promise unfulfilled? – Crofelemer treatment for dehydration (Spicy IP)

India: Nay patent linkages: Bayer v UOI upheld by Division Bench of Delhi High Court (Spicy IP) (Generic Pharmaceuticals and IP)

India: Rejections from pre-grant appealable to IPAB by patent applicant: UCB Farchim SA v Cipla & Ors (Generic Pharmaceuticals and IP) (The Vanishing Point) (Indian Patent Oppositions) (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)

India: Buckuchurbu and (re) hydrating indian traditional knowledge (Spicy IP)

Peru: Maize as cultural heritage (IP Osgoode)

US: SACGHS final report on gene patents meets opposition from BIO (Patents4Life) (Patents4Life) (Patent Docs)

US: Newsweek = Newspeak on gene patenting (Patent Docs)

US: Letter to Congressional Leaders seeks patent protections (Patent Docs)

US: Novartis files for review and correction of the patent term adjustment calculation in respect of patent covering ‘Coumarins useful as biomarkers’: Novartis AG v. Kappos (Patent Docs)

US: Recent rulings once again shine light on sham citizen petition antitrust issues (FDA Law Blog)

US: Celsis files patent infringement suit based on defendants’ manufacture and sale of hepatocyte products including CryoXTreme: Celsis In Vitro, Inc. v. Xenotech, LLC et al. (Patent Docs)

US: Boram files patent infringement suit against Life Technologies based on manufacture and sale of BaculoDirect Baculovirus Expression System (Patent Docs)

US: Fate Therapeutics to Receive First U.S. Patent for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Actos (Pioglitazone) –US:Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. et al. v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs)

Aldara (Imiquimod) – US: FDA denies Graceway petition on generic Aldara cream (FDA Law Blog)

Brovana (Arformoterol) – US: Sepracor files patent infringement suit against Teva in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Caduet (Amlodipine, atorvastatin) – US: Patent infringement complaint in response to ANDA filing: Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Patent Docs)

Colmetec (Olmesartan medoxomil, hydrochlorothiazide) – France: Cour d’appel de Paris say ‘non’ to olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide combination SPC: Daiichi Sankyo Company v INPI (SPC Blog)

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) – US: Generic drug makers, Teva, Apotex and others seek to remove AstraZeneca LP as party in Crestor suit (Patent Docs)

Differin (Adapalene) – US: Patent infringement complaint following a Paragraph IV certification – Galderma Laboratories LP et al. v. Tolmar Inc. (Patent Docs)

Doryx (Doxycycline) – US: Warner Chilcott files patent infringement suit against Sandoz in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Ebixa (Memantine) – Canada: Duty of good faith patent prosecution: Lundbeck v Ratiopharm (IP Osgoode)

Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate) – US: Settlement announced in Focalin infringement dispute involving Celgene, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals (Patent Docs)

Gemzar (Gemcitabine) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed in S D Indiana following a Paragraph IV certification – Eli Lilly and Company v. Fresenius Kabi Oncology PLC (Patent Docs)

Neutrokine-α – UK: EWCA dismisses Human Genome Sciences appeal against decision finding invalidity; invention not ‘susceptible of industrial application’: Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences Inc (EPLAW) (IPKat)

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) – US: Patent infringement complaints filed in Colorado and Delaware following a Paragraph IV certification as part of Sandoz’s filing of an ANDA to manufacture a generic version of Cephalon’s Nuvigil: Cephalon, Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. (Patent Docs)

Opana (Oxymorphone) – US: Endo files patent infringement suit against Roxane in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Ethinyl estradiol, norgestimate) – US:Patent infringement complaint filed in New Jersey following a Paragraph IV certification: Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Pataday (Olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed in S D Indiana following a Paragraph IV certification: Alcon Research, Ltd. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. (Patent Docs)

Ryzolt (Tramadol) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Purdue Pharma Products LP et al. v. Anchen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Patent Docs)

Seasonique (Levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol) – US: Teva files patent infringement suit against Lupin in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Simcor (Simvastatin, niacin) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs)

TroVax (5T4 vaccine) – US: Settlement announced in TroVax suit – Bavarian Nordic and Oxford BioMedica

Ultram (Tramadol) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Purdue Pharma Products LP et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs)

Welchol (Colesevelam) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Daiichi Sankyo Inc. et al. v. Impax Laboratories Inc. (Patent Docs)

Zyrtec (Cetirizine) – France: Tribunale de Grande Instance finds lack of inventive step: Teva Classics SAS, Teva Sante SASU and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd v. Sepracor Inc (EPLAW)

Zyvox (Linezolid) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

 

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