Big Molecule Watch
February 27, 2017

PTAB Institutes Review of Biogen’s Rituximab Patent

The PTAB has granted Celltrion’s petition for inter partes review of Biogen’s U.S. Patent 7,820,161.  (IPR2016-01614)  The patent is drawn to methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis by administration of rituximab.  Rituximab is sold by Biogen and Genentech under the trade-name Rituxan®.  Rituxan is FDA approved to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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