The European Commission’s competition directorate has levied fines totalling €146 million ($195 million) against originator pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and several producers of generics drugs.
A majority of the US Supreme Court has ruled that the US Federal Trade Commission should be able to challenge so-called ‘pay-for-delay’ patent litigation settlements on antitrust grounds.
Generic drug-makers Teva Pharmaceutical and Sun Pharmaceutical have agreed to pay a combined $2.15 billion to settle a patent infringement case over Pfizer’s heartburn drug Protonix.
India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board has set aside a decision revoking a Pfizer-licensed patent directed to cancer drug Sutent.
Drug-maker Teva must wait until 2015 before selling generic versions of Shire’s Intuniv product, according to a patent settlement between the companies.
Japanese pharma company Takeda has sued generic drug-makers Impax and Sandoz for allegedly infringing a patent directed to its anti-heartburn drug Dexilant.
Actavis announced on May 20 it will acquire specialty pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott plc in a deal worth an estimated $5 billion.
Strong IP knowledge is one of four key factors to succeeding in the burgeoning US biosimilars market, according to an industry report.
The UK Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that AstraZeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of anti-psychotic drug quetiapine is invalid.
Acura Pharmaceuticals has sued Ranbaxy Laboratories to keep it from releasing a generic version of its immediate release tablet formulation of painkiller Oxecta.