Celltrion announced last week that its Biologics License Application (“BLA”) for CT-P10, a biosimilar to Biogen and Genentech’s Rituxan® (rituximab), has been accepted for review by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”).  The FDA is expected to act on the application in the first quarter of 2018.

Rituximab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody approved for

On May 25, 2017, Pfizer, Inc. (“Pfizer”) filed two new petitions for inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 6,407,213 (“the ’213 patent”).  The ‘213 patent, entitled “Method for Making Humanized Antibodies,” issued on June 18, 2002.  Although the IPR petitions do not identify a particular biologic, Genentech has publicly stated that the technology

Last week, Celltrion, Inc. (“Celltrion”) filed two new petitions for inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 6,407,213 (“the ’213 patent”) related to Genentech’s Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  Celltrion has announced that it plans to submit an application for a trastuzumab biosimilar product to the FDA this year (possibly as early as next month), as reported

On March 31, 2017, Celltrion, Inc. (“Celltrion”) filed three new petition for inter partes review (“IPR”) of two additional patents related to Genentech and Biogen’s Rituxan® (rituximab).  Two of the petitions challenge claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,682,612 (“the ’612 patent”) and the other seeks review of all nine claims of U.S. Patent No.8,206,711 (“the

On March 21, 2017, Celltrion, Inc. (“Celltrion”) filed two new petitions for inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,846,441 (“the ’441 patent”) and 7,892,549 (“the ’549 patent”). Three days later, on March 24, 2017, Celltrion filed two additional IPR petitions for U.S. Patent Nos. 6,626,196 (“the ‘196 patent”) and 7,371,379 (“the ‘379 patent”).  

Celltrion, Inc. (“Celltrion”) filed three new petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) on March 15, 2017 for inter partes review (“IPR”) of Biogen’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,329,172 (“the ’172 patent”), 8,557,244 (“the ’244 patent”), and 9,296,821 (“the ’821 patent”) related to rituximab.

Rituximab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment

Celltrion, Inc. (“Celltrion”) filed a new petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) on February 21, 2017 for inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 8,591,897 (“the ’897 patent”) related to Genentech’s Herceptin® (trastuzumab).  The challenged claims of the ’897 patent are directed to methods for treating patients with nonmetastatic HER2-positive