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On December 5, 2017, the Federal Circuit held oral argument in Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 17-1694. The case comes on appeal from an IPR decision where the Board declined to find U.S. Patent No. 8,476,239 (“the ʼ239 patent”) unpatentable as obvious. The ʼ239 patent covers Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (“BMS”) Orencia® product, a

On August 8, 2017, Sanofi-Aventis (“Sanofi”) filed a patent infringement suit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Merck Sharp & Dohme (“Merck”) for infringement of U.S Patent Nos. 7,476,652 and 7,713,930. The suit relates to Merck’s insulin glargine vial drug product, a proposed follow-on biologic of Sanofi’s Lantus.

The patent venue statue, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), states that “[a]ny civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides or where the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business.” See 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b).  Recently, in TC Heartland LLC

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first biosimilar case interpreting two provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”).  On January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court granted Sandoz’s petition for certiorari in Sandoz, Inc. v. Amgen, Inc., et al. No. Case No. 2015-1039 and on Amgen’s conditional cross-petition for certiorari