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Novartis v. Breckenridge: Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Explained

Without trying to summarize this well-written opinion by Judge Chen, I simply recommend that you store it somewhere and pull it out when you have a tricky obviousness-type double-patenting situation and want a thorough review of the doctrine. The opinion … Continue reading

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Sandoz Launches First Biosimilar Drug in U.S.

A new chapter in the generics/innovator wars began Thursday as Sandoz, Novartis’ generics division launched its Neupogen biosimilar, Zarxio, in the U.S. at about a 15-30% discount from the price of Neupogen. While biosimilars have been marketed in Europe since 2006, Congress … Continue reading

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Novartis Wins Landmark Biosimilar Approval

Novartis Navigates The FDA-ACA Maze – Gets Approval For Generic Neuprogen. Amgen will soon find itself in a price war with Sandoz – a Novartis company – as it tries to maintain its share of the market for Neuprogen (filgraslim). … Continue reading

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NOVARTIS A.G. v. UOI – What is Novelty in Indian Courts?

Can everything old be made new again?  Lots has been written about the Indian Supreme Court rejecting a patent application claiming a crystal modification of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), which is used to treat CML.  Novartis’ attempt to “evergreen” Gleevec with … Continue reading

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