Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 12 May 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

CAFC upholds patent term extensions in Levaquin and Metvixia cases: Ortho-McNeil and Daiichi Sankyo v. Lupin; Photocure v. Kappos (Orange Book Blog) (SPC blog) (FDA Law Blog)

Circadin (Melatonin) – UK: EWHC upholds refusal of SPC: Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Limited v. Comptroller-General of Patents (EPLAW) (IP Factor) (SPC blog)

 
General

Border detention of counterfeit and/or ‘counterfeit’ pharma products – ‘Free Trade of Pharmaceutical Products: The Limits of Intellectual Property Enforcement at the Border’ paper by Xavier Seuba (IPKat)

Deloitte white paper points to recession as turning point for life sciences industry; indicates that survival will depend on innovation (Patent Docs)

WIPO Traditional Knowledge Committee opens with hope for text-based talks (IP Watch)

New WHO documents show results on IP, innovation, technology transfer (IP Watch)

WIPO traditional knowledge committee moving toward legal agreement (IP Watch) (IP Watch)

Canada: New directions for biotech infringement remedies (Jeremy de Beer)

Dominican Republic: A prescription for failure: Health and IP in the Dominican Republic (IP Watch)

India: Parliament misses opportunity to discuss ‘data exclusivity’ for agro-chemicals (Spicy IP)

Indian Official: ACTA out of sync with TRIPs and Public Health (IP Watch)

Japan: Revised Japanese examination guidelines for medical inventions (Patent Baristas)

Mexico: The Mexican Supreme Court expands the linkage system to prevent patent infringement: (Relat IP)

Nigeria: ‘Economic sabotage’ claim as NAFDAC destroys fakes (Afro-IP)

South Africa: South Africa taps patent pool for neglected diseases (Patently BIOtech)

US: Blown 30-month ANDA tentative approval and approval dates – A growing industry concern; Is litigation in the works? (FDA Law Blog)

US: Divisional of a divisional: Avoid terminal disclaimers: CAFC denies en banc rehearing in Boehringer Ingelheim International GMBH v. Barr Laboratories, Inc. (Patently-O)

US: Patent provisions of U.S. health-care reform legislation (Ladas & Parry)

US: Ariad (2010) and the overlooked invention priority principle (Patently-O)

US Policy leaders discuss U.S. innovation economy at BIO-AUTM technology transfer symposium (Patently BIOtech)

US: IP Watchdog Blog: ‘In search of technology transfer best practices’ (Patently BIOtech)

Scientific American Worldview 2010: Measuring global biotechnology innovation and rollout (Biotech Blog) (Biotech Blog)

US: Schering seeks review and correction of the patent term adjustment calculation for patent covering ‘methods for inhibiting sterol absorption’: Schering Corp. et al. v. Kappos (Patent Docs)

US: Pieczenik files suits over alleged infringement of patent covering ‘method and means for sorting and identifying biological information’: Pieczenik v. Astellaspharma, Inc. et al.; Pieczenik v. Bayer Corp. et al. (Patent Docs)

 
Products

Alavert (Loratadine) – US: TTAB vacates WAL-VERT decision per District Court order: Wyeth v Walgreen Co (not precedential) (TTABlog)

Axid (Nizatidine), Synthanthic (Oxfendazole) – US: False marking complaint: Baker v. Pfizer, Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Circadin (Melatonin) – UK: EWHC upholds refusal of SPC: Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Limited v. Comptroller-General of Patents (EPLAW) (IP Factor) (SPC blog)

Duetact (Pioglitazone and Glimepiride) – US: Infringement of patent following a Paragraph IV certification: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. et al. v. Sandoz, Inc. (Patent Docs)

Evista (Raloxifene) – US: Patent infringement complaint following a Paragraph IV certification: Eli Lilly & Company v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) – US: CAFC upholds patent term extensions in Levaquin and Metvixia cases: Ortho-McNeil and Daiichi Sankyo v. Lupin; Photocure v. Kappos (Orange Book Blog) (SPC Blog) (FDA Law Blog)

Lexapro (Escitalopram) – Denmark: H. Lundbeck A/S v. Pharma Change ApS – Actavis A/S entered as independent party (EPLAW)

Metvixia (Methyl aminolevulinate) – US: CAFC upholds patent term extensions in Levaquin and Metvixia cases: Ortho-McNeil and Daiichi Sankyo v. Lupin; Photocure v. Kappos (Orange Book Blog) (FDA Law Blog)

OxyContin (Oxycodone) – US: Patent infringement suit following a Paragraph IV certification: Purdue Pharma L.P. et al v. Ranbaxy Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Protonix (Pantoprazole) – US: Jury upholds validity of Pfizer’s Protonix patent (Patent Docs)

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) – US: Celgene and Novartis reach settlement with Barr Laboratories in Ritalin ANDA Suit (Patent Docs)

Seasonale (Ethinyl estradiol, Levonorgestrel) – US: Watson reaches settlement with Teva over Seasonale (SmartBrief)

Simcor(Simvastatin, Niacin) – US:Patent infringement complaint following a Paragraph IV certification: Abbott Laboratories et al v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Valcyte (Valganciclovir) – India overturns patent on AIDS patient drug (IP Watch)

Viread (Tenofovir) – India: Cipla serves legal notice on GWU; demands a written apology for events in relation to the GWU-CII Summit (Spicy IP)

Zetia (Ezetimibe) – US: Three claims of Schering’s Zetia patent found invalid(Patent Docs)

 

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