With support from Bates White, pharmaceutical manufacturer Amgen Inc. recently settled litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. concerning Teva’s challenge to the validity of Amgen’s patents for Neupogen. The client obtained a favorable outcome through an agreement that prevents Teva from introducing its infringing drug in the United States before November 2013.Read more
Dr. Bernheim testified on behalf of Amgen in Amgen v. F. Hoffman-La Roche to advise the court considering whether to grant a permanent injunction against Roche’s sales and marketing of a product that infringes Amgen’s patents. The judge issued a court order that agreed with Dr. Bernheim’s conclusions and cited his testimony extensively.Read more
We provide economic analysis related to injunction requests to halt the production or sale of a disputed product or technology. Our professionals have served as consulting and testifying experts in temporary and permanent injunction proceedings on such economic issues as irreparable harm, adequacy of monetary damages, balance of the burdens, and public interest.
- In Teva v. Amgen, supported Professor Tomas Philipson of The University of Chicago to evaluate economic issues related to the injunction sought by Amgen to prevent Teva from introducing its infringing drug, Neutroval, in the United States. Submitted an expert report that provided economic opinions concerning the application of the four factors identified in the US Supreme Court’s opinion in eBay v. MercExchange. Analysis addressed the economic incentives created by Medicare’s reimbursement policies and the long-run repercussions of Teva’s anticipated infringing sales. A court-approved settlement enjoined Teva from introducing Neutroval into the United States until November 2013—only one month before the patents at issue will expire.
- Provided written report, deposition, and courtroom testimony on behalf of Amgen in Amgen v. F. Hoffman-La Roche to advise the court considering whether to grant a permanent injunction against F. Hoffman-La Roche’s sales and marketing of a product that infringes Amgen’s patents. Testimony focused on the implications of recently introduced Medicare reimbursement policies on competitive dynamics among drug manufacturers and the impact of the potential entry of F. Hoffman-La Roche’s product on Amgen, healthcare providers, Medicare, and third-party payors.
- In Applied Medical v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, on behalf of Applied Medical, investigated economic issues associated with the Court’s consideration of injunctive relief concerning allegations of false advertising in markets for laparoscopic medical devices. Analyses focused on the impact of the challenged conduct on surgeon preferences and hospital procurements. Supported testifying expert’s report, deposition testimony, and preparation for trial.