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Federal Circuit Keeps Sandoz Biosimilar Off The Market For Now

The Federal Circuit is set to hear oral arguments in Amgen v. Sandoz on June 3, but in the meantime has granted Amgen’s motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Sandoz’ biosimilar version of Neupogen® off the market until it renders its decision. Amgen’s appeal relates to the district court decision that denied its motion … Continue reading this entry

Amicus Briefs On Biosimilar Patent Litigation

Amgen has appealed the district court decision denying its motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Sandoz’ biosimilar version of Neupogen® off the market. (I wrote about the court’s decision in this article.) The appeal is on an expedited briefing schedule at the Federal Circuit, and three amicus briefs have been filed. All of the amicus … Continue reading this entry

Judge Finds Biosimilar Patent Procedures Optional

Judge Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., ruling that the patent dispute resolution procedures of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) are optional. If this interpretation is upheld, will any parties go through the complicated biosimilar patent dance of 42 USC § 262(l)?… Continue reading this entry

The Remicade Biosimilar Patent Dispute

While Sandoz has grabbed the biosimilar headlines for being the first company to have a product approved under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (its product Zarxio™ (filgrastim-sndz) is a biosimilar of Amgen’s Neupogen® (filgrastim) product), another biosimilar patent dispute is brewing between Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd. over Remicade® (infliximab). On … Continue reading this entry

Federal Circuit Finds No Biosimilars Application Means No Case Or Controversy For Sandoz

In Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court decision dismissing Sandoz’s declaratory judgment action for lack of jurisdiction. Although this may be the first Federal Circuit decision relating to a possible “biosimilar” product, the court was careful to steer clear of the biosimilars statute. Apparently the judges aren’t the only … Continue reading this entry

A Look At Abbott's Citizen Petition Against The Biologics Price Competition And Innovation Act

I am pleased to introduce Taylor Corbitt as a new author for PharmaPatentsBlog. Taylor is an associate in our Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice and works out of our Chicago office. ~Courtenay Brinckerhoff When the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, those hoping to benefit from the portion … Continue reading this entry

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Biosimilars

On February 9, 2012, the FDA issued long-awaited (draft) guidance documents on biosimilars. The three guidance documents address scientific considerations, quality considerations, and implementation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009, with a focus on therapeutic protein products. As set forth in the FDA news release, the FDA will seek public comments … Continue reading this entry