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Pfizer sues India generic drugmaker over cancer drug

India14-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has accused generic drug maker Aurobindo of infringement, as it attempts to block the roll-out of copies of its blockbuster arthritis drug, Xeljanz.

MSD sues Pfizer’s Wyeth over vaccine patents

US14-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Pharmaceutical company MSD has urged a federal court to rule that its new vaccine doesn’t infringe three patents owned by Pfizer’s subsidiary, Wyeth, because they are invalid.

Sanofi buys Kymab in boost to immunotherapy portfolio

UK12-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Sanofi will buy British immunotherapy firm Kymab for up to $1.45 billion, as it seeks to expand in the rapidly growing immunotherapy field.

Roche urges SCOTUS to cancel Illumina patent win

US08-01-2021Rory O'Neill

Roche has asked the US Supreme Court to declare that methods of separating DNA are not patent-eligible.

Generics petition Supreme Court to save PTAB patent trials

US07-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Generic drug makers are trying to persuade the US Supreme Court to retain an administrative process for challenging patents, in the latest bid to discredit the controversial decision handed down in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew.

EPA grants chemical makers another chance to protect trade secrets

US07-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Chemical manufacturers have a renewed opportunity to protect the confidentiality of the chemicals they make or import, according to an announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

MHRA unveils ‘innovation passport’ for new medicines

UK07-01-2021Muireann Bolger

A licensing pathway that will reduce the time it takes for novel medicines to enter the marketplace has been launched by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Teva fails to reclassify MS drug to thwart generics

US05-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Teva Pharmaceuticals has failed to redefine its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone as a biological product instead of a drug, after the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed its efforts as “uncompetitive” on December 31.

Apollo’s Covis sues over preterm-birth drug patents

US05-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Aurobindo’s subsidiary Eugia allegedly infringed two patents for an injectable treatment for reducing the risk of premature birth, according to a lawsuit by Covis Pharma, a Luxembourg-based unit of Apollo Global Management.

Fed Circuit backs Eli Lilly in Apotex’s appeal over failed Alimta NDA

22-12-2020Muireann Bolger

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, December 21, upheld Eli Lilly’s success in barring the sale of a copycat version of cancer treatment Alimta (pemetrexed disodium).

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