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USPTO Says Overlapping Range In Prior Art Insufficient to Invalidate Method of Treatment Patent
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Pharmaceutical patents frequently claim treatment methods that utilize a range of amounts or concentrations for the active ingredient or excipients


Post-Grant Proceedings as a Freedom-To-Operate Tool
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2017

While some may take it as a given that patent owners view America Invents Act post-grant proceedingsinter partes reviews and post-grant


Janssen Biologic Tremfya Secures FDA Approval Following Use of Priority Review Voucher
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tremfya (guselkumab), a biologic manufactured by Janssen Biotech, for the treatment


House Takes Early Action on Noncontroversial Public Health Bills
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

Early in the new Congress, the House of Representatives has approved, without objection, the following bipartisan public health bills: H.R. 309, the


Addressing Zika’s Continued Threat to the Workplace
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

The growing prevalence of the Zika virus in the United States has already presented a number of hurdles for employers striving to create a safe and


Biosimilar FDA Approvals on the Horizon As More States Enact Substitution Laws
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

In a sign of growing scientific acceptance and understanding of the biosimilar regulatory pathway, FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) voted


Supporting Evidence, Not Counter-Punching, May Be Needed In An IPR
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

In IPR2015-01537, Momenta petitioned for IPR of claims 1-15 of U.S. Patent No. 8,476,239 owned by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) on grounds of


Long-chain fatty acids allegedly linked to autoimmune disease severity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

An animal study has reportedly suggested that dietary long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) can increase the severity of chronic-inflammatory diseases such


Orca Pharmaceuticals announces research collaboration with AstraZeneca to develop inhibitors to treat autoimmune diseases
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2015

Penningtons Manches' life sciences team has acted for Orca Pharmaceuticals, an Oxford-based biopharmaceutical company, on its three year


First Canadian decision on biologics: a new era begins
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • February 10 2014

In AbbVie v. Janssen, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down the first Canadian decision regarding a patent on biologic drugs. Before that