All articles in “Healthcare & Lifesciences”

26. February 2019
Healthcare & Lifesciences

U.S. company Amgen has successfully defended two patents related to its cholesterol drug Repatha. The U.S. court in Delaware yesterday confirmed the validity of the patents at the center of the patent dispute with Sanofi and Regeneron.

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25. February 2019
Healthcare & Lifesciences

Protection by a supplementary protection certificate for the new formulation of an active substance is important for the development of new drugs. The granting of several SPCs on the basis of the same patent has been judged in the case law of recent years.

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14. February 2019
Healthcare & Lifesciences

Is the marketing of a generic medicinal product restricted requested if the generic medicinal product manufacturer does not indicate in the summary of product characteristics and the package leaflet of the medicinal product those indications or dosages of the reference medicinal product which are patent protected at that time? The ECJ today handed-out a new landmark ruling on the national authorisation of generic medicinal products.

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6. February 2019
Healthcare & Lifesciences

The decentralised authorisation procedure for the placing on the market of a medicinal product forms part of the EU Community code relating to medicinal products for human use. Current case law defines the powers of the courts of the EU Member States concerned in which the application for marketing authorisation was lodged. This is particularly relevant for the authorisation of generic medicinal products.

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5. February 2019
Healthcare & Lifesciences

The Federal Patent Court has issued a decision on the reimbursement of costs for experimental private expert opinions. Only in exceptional cases are expert opinions or counter-assessments necessary. The decision is a partial success for a subsidiary of 3M - after the declaration of nullity for the German part of it's EU patent on polymer foam in 2015.

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