Pharma & Biotech Global Week in Review 26 May 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

UK: The Synthia saga: CIPA fights back – synthetic life forms patentability (IPKat) (IPKat) (PatLit) (Tangible IP)

GSK promotes open innovation by sharing malaria inhibitor compounds (Patent Docs) (Afro-IP)

General

World Health Assembly: Latest chair’s draft issued on future of WHO and IP, innovation (IP Watch)

World Health Assembly: WHO’s precious Matsoso on public health, innovation and intellectual property (IP Watch)

WHO: No evidence of misleading on counterfeit medicines (IP Watch)

Debate erupts over WHO police work against ‘counterfeit’ drugs trade (IP Watch)

NGOs, industry weigh alternatives for R&D financing, counterfeiting at WHO (IP Watch)

New resolution gives governments control of WHO work on false medicines (IP Watch) (IP Watch)

CII roundtable on proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and TRIPS (Generic Pharmaceuticals and IP)

Global health progress/IFPMA fete African health ministers in Geneva on public private partnerships (Knowledge Ecology International)

Marks & Clerk survey predicts rise in consolidation as Biotech/Pharma industry nears patent cliff (Patent Docs)

GSK promotes open innovation by sharing malaria inhibitor compounds (Patent Docs) (Afro-IP)

IP can support Biodiversity (WIPO)

Regional and global policies – access to medicines (IP tango)

Colombia: UN addressed Colombia in IP matters (IP tango)

EU: Infringement of SPCs by combination products (SPC blog)

India: An inert patent? (Spicy IP)

Kenya: Suspension of Anti Counterfeiting Act: Patricia Asero Ochieng’, Maurine Atieno and Joseph Munyi v The Republic (Afro-IP)

Kenya: Origins of Kenya’s controversial Anti Counterfeiting Act (Afro-IP)

UK: The Synthia saga: CIPA fights back – synthetic life forms patentability (IPKat) (IPKat) (PatLit) (Tangible IP)

US: USPTO continues to modify system for calculating PTA; in view of Wyeth (Patent Docs)

US: Novozymes files patent infringement suit against Danisco and others based on manufacture and sale of alpha amylase products (Patent Docs)

US: Dr George Pieczenik files complaints against numerous pharma companies over alleged infringement of patent covering ‘Method and means for sorting and identifying biological information’: Pieczenik v. Idexx Reference Laboratories, Inc. et al.; Pieczenik v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. (Patent Docs)

US: Genetic Technologies’ patent in suit against Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred upheld on re-examination (Patent Docs)

Products

Angiomax (Bivalirudin) – US: Court orders and PTO grants second interim PTE for Angiomax (FDA Law Blog)

Cancidas (Caspofungin) – US: Patent infringement complaint following Para IV certification: Merck & Co, Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. (Patent Docs)

Cialis: (Tadalafil) – US: CAFC: Appellant fails to prove inventorship: Vanderbilt Univ. v. ICOS Corp. (Patent Docs)

Cipro (Ciprofloxacin)- Cipro patent settlement case appealed to the California Court of Appeal: In re Ciprofloxacin Antitrust Litigation (FDA Law Blog) (Patent Docs)

Fluvastatin – Spain: Interim injunctive relief in Spain – Novartis (PatLit)

Intuniv (Guanfacine) – US: Patent infringement complaint based on ANDA filing: Shire LLC et al. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC et al. (Patent Docs)

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) – US: When it comes to patent term extensions, an enantiomer is a different drug from racemate: Ortho-McNeil Pharma v. Lupin Pharma (Patent Baristas)

Metvixia (Methyl aminolevulinate) – US: Structurally similar drug with different biological properties meets criteria for term extension: Photocure ASA v Kappos (Patent Baristas)

Mirapex (Pramipexole) – US: Patent infringement complaint based on ANDA filing: Sandoz Inc. v. Boehringer Ingelheim International GMBH et al. (Patent Docs)

PrandiMet (Repaglinide and Metformin) – US: Infringement of patent following Paragraph IV certification: Novo Nordisk Inc. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. (Patent Docs)

Restoril (Temazepam) – US: District Court New Jersey: Covidien’s patent for Restoril found obvious: Tyco Healthcare v Mutual Pharmaceutical Company (Patent Docs)

Seroquel (Quetiapine) – US: Patent infringement complaint following Paragraph IV challenge: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. v. Anchen Pharmaceuticals Inc et al. (Patent Docs)

Tarceva (Erlotinib) – India: Roche-Natco update: ‘Public interest’ again? (Spicy IP)

Trilipix (Fenofibrate) – US: Patent infringement complaint following Paragraph IV challenge: Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC et al. (Patent Docs)

Valcyte (Valganciclovir) – India: Raising the bar for post-grant oppositions: Lessons on procedure and evidence post the Valcyte ‘post-grant opposition’ (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)

Vanos (Fluocinonide) – US: Patent infringement complaint following Paragraph IV challenge: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. v. Nycomed US Inc. et al. (Patent Docs)

Zetia (Ezetimibe) – US: Merck and Glenmark settle Zetia patent suit (Patent Docs)

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