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AbbVie v Amgen: Is the “patent dance” fair for both sides?

Natalie Rahhal, New York


Abbvie suing Amgen over its efforts to launch a Humira biosimilar is the first instance of parties not agreeing on which patents to be litigated under the BPCIA. The case poses the question of whether the patent dance strikes the right balance between parties

Abbvie logoAbbVie filed for an injunction against Amgen in the District of Delaware on August 4, claiming that Amgen’s efforts to have a biosimilar version of AbbVie’s widely-used Humira drug infringe its patents. 

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