Aurinia faces choppy waters amid lower-than-expected 2022 guidance and patent challenge on Lupkynis
A new patent challenge to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ lupus nephritis drug Lupkynis is adding to the biopharma’s woes this week. Sun Pharmaceutical is challenging Aurinia’s “treatment protocol” patent, the company revealed in a 10-K filing this week first reported by STAT.
Aurinia pushed back on the news report, pointing out, in a statement to Endpoints News, that the patent has already been through “significant review” with the US Patent and Trademark Office before Lupkynis was approved by the FDA in January 2021.
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