Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 24 March 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

US: CAFC confirms that patents must meet both the written description and enablement requirements of section 112: Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co. (En Banc Decision) (Patently-O) (Patent Docs) (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog) (Inventive Step)

Angiomax (Bivalirudin): PTO once again denies PTE for Angiomax patent… but not before issuing an interim extension; The Medicines Company is outraged (FDA Law Blog) (IP Factor)

 
General

Biodiversity negotiators seek to finalise draft access, benefit-sharing regime (IP Watch)

Efficacy of TRIPS public health amendment raises concern at the WTO (IP Osgoode)

50 best blogs for biotech (Patent Baristas)

EU: Paediatric extensions: another article – EIPR article ‘The Legal Scope and Content of the Right to SPC Extension under the Paediatric Regulation’ (SPC Blog)

EU: Record of IP Institute’s meeting on Paediatric Extensions now available (SPC blog)

Israel: Teva buys Germany’s Ratiopharm (IP Factor) (Genericsweb)

Kenya/US: Another plant based patent germinates – US patent on medicinal composition derived from Kenyan plant (Afro-IP)

UK: IPO finds cosmetic treatment patentable: BL O/058/10 (IPKat)

US: CAFC confirms that patents must meet both the written description and enablement requirements of section 112: Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co. (En Banc Decision) (Patently-O) (Patent Docs) (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog) (Inventive Step)

US: CAFC transfers ‘hot potato’ diagnostic method case: Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc. (Patent Docs)

US: House passes Health Care Reform Bill – Biosimilar regulatory pathway makes cut, pay-for-delay ban does not (Patent Docs)

US: False marking claims in the U.S: A different kind of patent litigation (Genericsweb)

US: FDA relies on drug listing information in the latest round of marketed unapproved drug warning letters (FDA Law Blog)

 
Products

Adcirca (Tadalafil) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Para IV certification: Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Patent Docs)

Angiomax (Bivalirudin): PTO once again denies PTE for Angiomax patent… but not before issuing an interim extension; The Medicines Company is outraged (FDA Law Blog) (IP Factor)

Aricept (Donepezil) – Spain: Commercial Court No 5 Barcelona confirms previous decision granting interim injunction inaudita parte against Mylan temporarily banning commercialisation of generic Donepezil: Eisai & Pfizer v. Mylan (EPLAW)

Colmetec (Olmesartan medoxomil, Hydrochlorothiazide) – France: Cour d’Appel of Paris dismisses appeal of Daiichi Sankyo lodged against decision of French Patent Office rejecting its French SPC: Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited v. INPI (EPLAW)

Lyrica (Pregabalin) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Para IV certification: Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Alphapharm Pty Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs) (Patent Quality Review Blog)

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Para IV certification: Cephalon, Inc. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. (Patent Docs)

Reyataz (Atazanavir): US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al. v. Teva Pharamceuticals USA, Inc. (Patent Docs) (IP Factor)

Telfast (Fexofenadine) – Netherlands: Court of Appeal holds Aventis not entitled to preliminary injunction because serious chance of nullification of patent in case on merits: Aventis v Apothecon and Ratiopharm (EPLAW)

Temodar (Temozolomide) – US: Teva comes to agreement with Barr and Schering regarding Temodar (IP Factor)

Trilipix (Fenofibrate) – US: Patent infringement complaint filed following a Paragraph IV certification: Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Impax Laboratories, Inc. (Patent Docs)

 

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