Recently, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Pfizer Inc.’s (“Pfizer”) appeal for lack of Article III standing. Pfizer had filed an inter partes review (“IPR”) against Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. (“Chugai”) arguing that U.S. Patent Nos. 7,332,289 and 7,927,815 (“the patents-at-issue”) were unpatentable. The patents at issue are directed towards methods of manufacturing rituximab. Specifically,

Baxalta Incorporated and Baxalta GmbH (collectively “Baxalta” or “Plaintiffs”) filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on May 4, 2017, against Genentech, Inc. (“Genentech”) and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., (“Chugai,” and collectively with Genentech “Defendants”) alleging that Defendants’ bispecific monoclonal antibody emicizumab infringes claims 1, 4, 15, 17