The makers of Eliquis (apixaban) are suing Mylan Pharmaceuticals for alleged patent infringement on a generic version of their blockbuster anticoagulant medication.
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What’s the Problem?
April 26, 2017 – Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Pfizer earlier this month filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Plaintiffs allege that Mylan, which is seeking approval to market 2.5 mg and 5 mg tablets of apixaban, is infringing on one patent owned by BMS and another owned by both BMS and Pfizer.
Apixaban is a blood thinner medication used to treat blood clots in the veins (thrombotic events). The drug is classified as a direct factor Xa inhibitor, and works by blocking the activity of clotting factor Xa, which prevents blood clots from developing or getting worse.
However, there is no antidote or reversal agent to stop the blood-thinning effects of Eliquis. This is why patients who take the drug may be at risk of developing life-threatening bleeding complications that may be irreversible.
Last month, Mylan notified BMS and Pfizer that it is seeking FDA approval to manufacture and sell apixaban, and had submitted an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to the agency. Mylan asserted that its apixaban product would not infringe on the Eliquis patents, which Mylan claims are invalid and unenforceable.
In the lawsuit, BMS and Pfizer seek a judgment that their patents are not invalid or unenforceable and that Mylan’s manufacture and sale of its apixaban product will infringe on the Eliquis patents.
The lawsuit is: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company et al v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-00379,US District Court for the District of Delaware.
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