AbbVie loses a round in the heavyweight biosimilar fight over Humira patents
Few drugs attract the kind of attention from the biosimilars crowd that Humira warrants. AbbVie gets the lion’s share of its revenue from this $16 billion behemoth and the biopharma company has sworn to guard its patents with a legion of the best paid attorneys in the field.
But the generics crowd continues to chip away at its IP foundation.
On Tuesday Coherus BioScience scored a key win in its ongoing battle to market a knockoff. The US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board ruled in its favor on one of a set of patents, for ‘135, triggering an 8% surge in its share price $CHRS and a 2.3% drop for AbbVie $ABBV.
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