Amgen, Genentech Await Del. Ruling In Biosimilar IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 11, 2018, 6:13 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tentatively paused Amgen's suit seeking to invalidate more than two dozen patents related to Genentech's cancer treatment Avastin, saying he wanted to see whether a Delaware court will transfer infringement actions that Genentech has filed over Amgen's biosimilar version of the drug.

U.S. District Court Judge George Wu held a hearing on Genentech's motion to dismiss Amgen's suit seeking a declaration that 27 patents related to Avastin are invalid, unenforceable and not infringed by Amgen's biologic, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Genentech has filed two suits in Delaware that accuse...

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