On February 15, 2017, Genentech filed litigation accusing Amgen of violating the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”), 42 U.S.C. § 262.  A dispute arose between the parties during the first step of the “patent dance” for Amgen’s bevacizumab product (ABP 215), a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s Avastin®.

Amgen announced in November 2016, that