Posts Tagged: "Jazz Pharmaceuticals"

58 Patents Upheld in District Court Invalidated by PTAB on Same Grounds

When going through the list of patents that have been deemed valid in district court and then invalidated through PTAB proceedings, there are 58 cases where the patent is invalidated at the PTAB on the same statutory grounds asserted at district court and which did not lead to invalidity. So, contrary to any notion that any data we’ve published fails to pass muster, there is plenty of evidence that the activities of the PTAB present an unfair playing ground for patent owners who are dragged before it, often after those patent owners have already been victorious in district court in proceedings where Article III federal judges have confirmed the validity of those patents.

$1.5 billion Celator purchase buoys the financial future of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ oncology division

Of particular interest in this deal is a drug in Celator’s pipeline is Vyxeos (cytarabine:daunorubicin), an injectable liposomal treatment for blood cancers, especially acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The treatment, which has received a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fast-tracked approval, recently achieved positive results in a Phase 3 trial. Patients with high-risk, or secondary, AML who received Vyxeos injections saw a significant increase in overall survival rates, 41.5 percent for Vyxeos-treated patients versus 27.6 percent for other patients in a year’s time.