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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

A patent filed before the June 8, 1995 effective date of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) has a 17 year term that begins on its issuance date


Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Just Became Less of a Problem for Innovators
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

The Federal Circuit recently issued a pair of decisions concerning the Gilead doctrine, which allowed later-issuing patents to be obviousness-type


Normal Double Patenting Rules Don’t Apply When the Patents Straddle the URAA
  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

In Novaritis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., 2017-2173, 2017-2175, 2017-2176, 2017-2178, 2017-2179, 2017-2180


CJEU rules on whether the NHS reimbursing off-label medicinal products for cost-cutting purposes conflicts with Directive 200183EC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • November 23 2018

Novartis Farma S.p.A. v Italian Medicines Agency and Roche Italia S.p.A. On 21 November 2018, the CJEU issued an important decision in Novartis Farma


Dealing with costs in trusts and probate proceedings - Part 1: liability for trustees
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2018

The recent decision in John David Sheffield V (1) John Julian Lionel George Sheffield, Lionel Julian Sheffield & Simon Robert Alexander Sheffield (As


Surprising or not:Nnoerr-Pennington Doctrine protects Novartis from two class action antitrust lawsuits
  • Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL
  • USA
  • September 24 2018

A defendant accused of violating the antitrust laws has a powerful, well-established defense, if it can prove it, of immunity based on the


CAR-T gets the green light in Europe
  • Bristows
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 20 2018

On Monday 27 August, the first two CAR-T therapies were authorised for use in the European Union, following EMA approval: Novartis’ Kymriah and Kite


PTAB Upholds GILENYA Method of Treatment Patent, Prompting New ANDA Litigation
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

In Apotex Inc. v. Novartis AG, IPR2017-00854, Paper 109 (Jul. 11, 2018), the PTAB held that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,187,405 were not


La vicenda AvastinLucentis prossima all’epilogo. Un’infrazione antitrust che potrebbe trovarsi senza oggetto
  • De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 25 2018

Nel prossimo autunno, il Consiglio di Stato sarà chiamato a decidere la controversia tra F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Roche), Roche SpA (Roche Italia)


Motions for Additional Discovery at the PTAB
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) rarely grants motions for additional discovery filed by a party in an inter partes review (“IPR”)