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Bristol-Myers socks Merck's brand-new Keytruda with PD-1 patent suit

Bristol-Myers Squibb is doing its best to rain on Merck & Co.'s immunotherapy parade. No sooner had Merck won FDA approval for its brand-new cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) than Bristol-Myers and its partner Ono Pharmaceutical slapped it with a patent-infringement lawsuit.

Teva trounces patent on AstraZeneca's Symbicort, opening up U.K. copycat launch

Ring up another win for Teva in its fight to roll out a generic of AstraZeneca's Symbicort in Europe--and another loss for aging respiratory blockbusters trying to hoard their market share. The English High Court has sided with Teva in a patent case, invalidating one of AZ's IP shields on the drug.

Lilly, Boehringer score FDA backing for Lantus copy, but patent fight awaits

Eli Lilly won't be able to sell its Lantus copycat--dubbed Basaglar--for at least 30 months because of a patent fight with Sanofi.

You want a piece of Sovaldi, Roche? Not so fast

Gilead has successfully convinced a panel of arbitrators that competitor Roche has no legitimate claims on Sovaldi, its hep C blockbuster.

Denmark's Forward Pharma to launch IP attack on Biogen Idec's MS superstar Tecfidera

Biogen Idec's multibillion-selling multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera is grabbing market share left and right, but Denmark's Forward Pharma says it has a plan to take on the monster seller with its own product.

Sanofi hits Lilly with more Lantus infringement charges

Sanofi has already slapped Eli Lilly with one patent infringement lawsuit over its Lantus copy, effectively keeping the competitor off the market until at least mid-2016. But now, it's filed another, wider suit.

Teva trots out genetics in new petition against Copaxone copies

Teva just won't give up on delaying generic Copaxone. Its latest tactic: filing a citizen petition with the FDA to once again push for full-scale, placebo-controlled clinical trials for all copies of its multiple sclerosis med.

Chinese companies ready to pump out generic Viagra as patent expires

Pfizer's patent for erectile dysfunction drug Viagra goes off patent in China next month and drugmakers are lining up to produce cheap versions of the little blue pill.

Roche and Cipla are ordered to mediate in a new twist on Indian IP fights

Roche and Cipla are writing a new chapter in the bitter battles that have been fought by Western drugmakers over their patents in India. They are in mediation over the patent for Roche's blockbuster cancer fighter Tarceva, in what may be the first case to take this route.

Vivus hits Actavis with Qsymia patent-infringement lawsuit

Weak Qsymia sales have been the all-important issue for Vivus since the highly anticipated obesity therapy stumbled out of the gate, inspiring an all-out proxy war that wreaked havoc on the company's boardroom. And the California company isn't about to cede what market share it does have to Actavis--at least, not without a fight.