Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 14 Apr 2010 from IP Think Tank

Here is Think IP Strategy’s weekly selection of top Pharma & Biotech intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

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Highlights this week included:

CAFC denies Vanderbilt’s claim to Cialis patent right: Vanderbilt University v ICOS Corporation (Patently-O) (IPBiz)

Paris District Court: Basic patent for Losartan covers any product comprising Losartan: Du Pont v Mylan Losartan SPC case (EPLAW)

General

WHO documents from counterfeit meeting now online (IP Watch)

WHO review of pandemic flu response underway (IP Watch)

Africa: BioPiracy in Africa: Take 2? (Spicy IP)

Argentina: Argentina’s scientific data laws and TRIPs compliance (IP tango)

Chile: Secretary General of International Seed Federation visits Chile, pressures nation to sign UPOV 91 (IP tango)

EU: AHP Manufacturing BV v Bureau voor de Industriële Eigendom analysis now in print (The SPC Blog)

Hungary: Metropolitan Appeal Court: Preliminary injunction refused concerning combination patent (EPLAW)

Hungary: Metropolitan Appeal Court of Budapest upholds decision of Metropolitan Court ordering preliminary injunction against generic drug manufacturer (EPLAW)

India: Open source drug discovery successfully maps TB genome (Spicy IP)

UK: Some thoughts from Fordham on industrial applicability: Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences (PatLit)

US: ITC grants Amgen’s motion for partial termination and requests additional briefing in Certain Products Containing Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (ITC 337 Law Blog)

US: CAFC decides claims not indefinite: Enzo Biochem, Inc v Applera Corp (IPBiz) (Patent Docs)

US: Congressman Becerra once again tries to ban gene patenting by statute (Patent Docs)

US: Anti-commons aren’t so tragic – Nature Biotechnology article ‘Empirical analysis of major stem cell patent cases: the role of universities’ (Patent Docs)

US: A disin‘gene’uous lawsuit: ACLU challenges DNA patents (PatentlyBIOtech)

US: Promote Innovation files false marking suit based on Esai’s marking of its Gliadel products (Patent Docs)

Products

Actonel (Risedronate) – US: Warner Chilcott files patent infringement suit against Mylan following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Cialis (Tadalafil) – US: Joint inventorship: CAFC denies Vanderbilt’s claim to Cialis patent right: Vanderbilt University v ICOS Corporation (Patently-O) (IPBiz)

Cozaar, Hyzaar, Fortzaar (Losartan, Hydrochlorothiazide) – France: Paris District Court: Basic patent for Losartan covers any product comprising Losartan: Du Pont v Mylan Losartan SPC case (EPLAW)

Dovonex (Calcipotriene) – US: LEO Pharma files patent infringement complaint against Tolmar in response to Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Exelderm (Sulconazole) – US: Promote Innovation files false marking suit against Ranbaxy over marking of Exelderm (Patent Docs)

Famvir (Famciclovir) – US: Novartis files patent infringement complaint against Macleods following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Januvia (Sitagliptin) – EU: Full translation of German Sitagliptin referral to the ECJ now available (The SPC Blog)

Kapidex (Dexlansoprazole) – US: Promote Innovation files false marking suit against Takeda based on patent marking of Kapidex products (Patent Docs)

OxyContin (Oxycodone) – Netherlands: District Court of The Hague rules EP 730 covering controlled release oxycodone formulation is valid and infringed: Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals B.V. v. Sandoz B.V. (EPLAW)

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) – US: Takeda files patent infringement complaint against Zydus following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Reyataz (Atazanavir) – US: Bristol-Myer Squibb, Novartis file patent infringement suit against Teva following Para IV challenge (Patent Docs)

Treximet (Sumatriptan, Naproxen) – US: POZEN enters into settlement agreement with Teva regarding Para IV patent litigation (SmartBrief)

Zerit (Stavudine) – US: Promote Innovation files false marking suit against Bristol-Myers Squibb over marking of Zerit product (Patent Docs)

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