In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit case Perricone v. Medicis Pharm. Corp. (case 05-1022, 05-1023), decided December 20, 2005, summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement on claims in a patent infringement case involving methods of treating sunburns and skin damage was reversed because the district court erred in its anticipation analysis […]

Forbes ran an interesting article about Genentech that shows how it pursues a different path than traditional Big Pharma companies like Pfizer and Merck, which market drugs to the masses. Genentech takes a very different approach by foregoing mass-market medicines in favor of drugs specific for severe diseases even if that limits the market potential. […]

In some other news of kudos for out site, TopTenSources has selected Patent Baristas to be a featured Top 10 Source site. Top 10 Sources publishes a daily “Top 10” site of the best newsfeeds on the Internet. Their editors pick a topic then find the ten best sources on the Net on that topic […]

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. agreed to settle patent litigation of the $500 million drug Provigil (modafinil) with Cephalon Inc. Under the agreement Ranbaxy can market its generic version of Provigil from October 2011, three years before the patent protection ends, on payment of royalty. Cephalon and Ranbaxy also agreed to a series of business arrangements related […]

The Blawg Review Awards 2005 are out and the Patent Baristas won the award for Best Blawg Theme with a note that the Baristas “presented a strong showing in the graphic design competition, as well.” While we liked the nod to Overlawyered, which picked up the award for Best Name for a legally-oriented blog, we’re […]

… and good will to all!

Andrx Pharmaceuticals has filed a patent infringement suit against the UK’s GlaxoSmithKline PLC over a version of the antidepressant Wellbutrin XL. Andrx filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging that GlaxoSmithKline’s 150 milligram dose of extended-release Wellbutrin violates its patent covering a once-a-day form of bupropion hydrochloride, […]

The U.S. House of Representatives approved $3.78 billion prepare for a possible avian flu epidemic, including stockpiling potential vaccines, training emergency officials and increasing international surveillance. At the last minute, an unrelated provision (called the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act) to protect vaccine, drug and medical device makers against lawsuits in a public health […]