Mylan invalidates two Lantus patents

Today, Mylan announced the US Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB) has dismissed two of Sanofi’s Lantus patents thereby favoring Mylan/Biocon’s biosimilar glargine. Importantly, Mylan seems to indicate that it has responded to the June 2018 CRL by describing its Lantus 505(b)(2) NDA as “…under active review…” by FDA. Below, FENIX provides additional thoughts on Mylan’s announcement in the context of a tentative approval of Mylan’s bs-glargine pending its 30-month patent litigation stay with Sanofi. Recall, Mylan filed biosimilar glargine with FDA in Q3 ’17 which triggered a 30-month stay as a result of the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Sanofi. As per the PTAB ruling, Sanofi’s……

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Matthew Maryniak

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Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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