Harness patent attorney Kisuk Lee was quoted in a March 28, article in PharmaVoice, discussing the recent United States Supreme Court case hearing inAmgen v. Sanofi. The article details how unusual the case is as it creates a “roadmap” for creating brand-new biologics of a certain class rather than the typical biosimilar fight – leading to many implications for the industry’s use of biologics patents on medicines.
Lee said the case could “fundamentally change patent practice on how to prepare and procure a patent, particularly a chem/bio/pharma patent.”
“This case is not about the (generics and biosimilars acts) per se, but has indirect implications about the tension between the groups.”
The Supreme Court will now decide whether Amgen can protect Repatha as a whole class of drugs or whether Sanofi’s rival product Praluent can retain a place in the market.
To learn more, you may view the full article here.
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