Apotex Cleared Of Amgen Infringement Claims In Fla. Suit

By Melissa Daniels (September 6, 2016, 9:07 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday cleared Canadian generics maker Apotex Inc. of patent infringement claims brought by pharmaceutical firm Amgen Inc. related to its blockbuster biologic Neulasta, saying that Amgen didn't prove how Apotex's biosimilars infringed but stopping short of awarding attorneys' fees. 

Amgen sued under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act saying that Apotex infringed its U.S. Patent No. 8,952,138 covering a process of protein refolding with biosimilar versions of Neulasta and the related Neupogen, which are used in cancer patients.

After examining the manufacturing process for the Apotex biosimilars, U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn said that...

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