U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein in Manhattan issued an injunction blocking the sale of generic Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate) after a two-day hearing (Sanofi-Synthelabo v. Apotex Inc., 02cv2255, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York). Sanofi-Aventis SA and Bristol-Myers Squibb sought the preliminary injunction against Apotex Inc . to stop sales of […]

Novozymes has won a patent infringement suit against Danisco concerning infringement of a Novozymes patent on enzymes for bioethanol. Danisco has withdrawn the infringing product (Spezyme Ethyl) from the market. Spezyme Ethyl is a thermostable alpha-amylase enzyme for the liquefaction of starch at high temperatures and is used in the production of bioethanol. Amylase (1,4-a-D-Glucan […]

Last year, we detailed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a trial court decision that three patents held by Purdue Pharma LP couldn’t be enforced because of misrepresentations to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about the painkiller’s effectiveness thus giving Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. the right to sell a […]

The Position: PATENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE with at least three years of experience in patent litigation for our growing Intellectual Property Department in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Candidates should be enthusiastic team players with a strong technical background, as well as excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills. Candidates should also enjoy working with quirky individuals […]

If you’re familiar with the drug industry, it should come as no great shock that the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) disagrees with a report put out by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). According to a recent report commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), wholesale price discounts off brand […]

In a classic tale of who said what to whom, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned an earlier infringement ruling of Purdue University’s patent by ACell, Inc. and denied adding a Purdue inventor to the ACell patent based in part on the inventor’s testimony to the USPTO. Cook Biotech Inc. and Purdue […]

The Senate introduced their counterpart to the House Patent Reform Act this month (Patent Reform Act of 2006; S. 3818). Senator Orrin Hatch declared from the start that the pending bill represents a bipartisan compromise but acknowledges that both sides are in favor of a post-grant review process for patents and moving to a first-to-file […]

QuizLaw, which promises simple answers to complex legal questions, brings in Blawg Review #71 with a review of the latest big topics including The Legal Reader’s highlight of the Santa Venetia Center for the Arts and Humanities v. San Rafael Unified School Dist (CA1/1), where an Artists group had contracted to buy some land from […]