WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGRX) (âEagleâ or the âCompanyâ) today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Hospira, Inc ( âHospiraâ). Eagle had asserted two patents in the Orange Book against Hospira related to its New Drug Application (“NDA”) referencing BENDEKAÂ®. The settlement agreement provides that Hospira has the right to commercialize its product beginning January 17, 2028 or earlier depending on certain circumstances.
“We are pleased with the outcome of the settlement, as we continue to vigorously develop and defend the intellectual property around BENDEKA and our bendamustine franchise through patent enforcement and litigation,” said Scott Tarriff, President. and CEO.
Eagle has previously asserted several patents listed in the Orange Book against Slayback Pharma LLC, Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) et al, Mylan Laboratories Limited (“Mylan”) and Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (“Fresenius”), related to their abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) referring to BENDEKA. On July 6, 2020, the District Court for the District of Delaware found these claimed patents both valid and infringed. Apotex, Mylan and Fresenius have appealed this decision. Prior to the appeal hearing, Eagle settled the dispute with Fresenius, which may market its products from January 2029, or earlier depending on certain circumstances. On August 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed that the claimed patents are both valid and infringed. Apotex filed a petition for certiorari on December 14, 2021, which the Supreme Court denied on February 22, 2022. The settlement agreement is confidential and subject to review by the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice. United.
As previously reported, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Eagle U.S. Patent No. 11,103,483, titled “Formulations of Bendamustine,” which is listed in the Orange Book and expires January 2031.
About Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eagle is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with research and development, clinical, manufacturing and commercial expertise. Eagle is committed to developing innovative medicines that result in meaningful improvements in the lives of patients. Eagle’s marketed products include Vasopressin Injection, PEMFEXYâ¢, RYANODEXÂ®BENDEKAÂ®BELRAPZOÂ®, TREAKISYM (Japan), and its oncology and CNS/metabolic critical care pipeline includes product candidates that have the potential to address underserved therapeutic areas in multiple disease states. Additional information is available on the Eagle website at www.eagleus.com.
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