On April 2, 2019, Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”) filed a Petition for Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) of Genentech’s U.S. Patent 10,011,654 (“the ’654 patent”). The ’654 patent, entitled “Antibodies Directed to IL-17A/IL-17F Heterodimers,” has just seven claims, with independent claim 1 drawn to “[a]n isolated humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to an IL-17A-17F heterodimer comprising

On February 21, 2019, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) filed suit against Amgen Inc. and Amgen Manufacturing Limited (collectively “Amgen”) seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of Amgen’s U.S. Patent No. 9,643,997 (“the ʼ997 patent”). The ʼ997 patent is directed to methods of purifying a protein expressed in a non-native limited solubility form in a non-mammalian

As we previously reported, one of three Pfizer IPR petitions filed in April 2017 against Biogen-owned patents claiming methods of treatment with rituximab was instituted.  The instituted IPR is IPR2017-01168 regarding U.S. Patent No. 8,821,873 (the “’873 patent”), and the PTAB recently issued its Final Written Decision.

Adhering to its institution decision where it

On November 5, 2018, twenty-nine organizations representing various groups including insurance companies, patient and consumer advocacy groups, unions, and retirees, submitted a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to raise serious concerns that the recently renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – now proposed to be called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free

In a 104-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf granted summary judgment in favor of Celltrion and Hospira, finding that a doctrine of equivalents claim made by Janssen Biotech (“Janssen”) with respect to a Remicide®-related patent would ensnare the prior art.

Janssen makes Remicade®, a biologic drug whose active ingredient is the monoclonal

On August 10, 2018, AbbVie, Inc. and AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd. (collectively “AbbVie”) sued Sandoz Inc., Sandoz GMBH, and Sandoz International GMBH (collectively “Sandoz”) in the district of New Jersey alleging infringement of two patents related to Humira®:  U.S. Patent 9,187,559 (“the ʼ559 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 9,750,808 (“the ʼ808 patent”).

According to the complaint