Pfizer suffers setback in ENBREL battle

Pfizer suffered a setback last week in its Australian battle to protect ENBREL (etanercept), when its preliminary discovery application against Sandoz was dismissed by Justice Burley in the Federal Court. The reasons for the dismissal are not yet public, subject to the parties seeking suppression orders over any confidential information contained in them, but are

Pfizer succeeds in Full Federal Court appeal and will now receive preliminary discovery regarding possible infringement of biological medicine process patents

We previously reported on the 21 March 2017 decision of Burley J of the Federal Court of Australia in Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Samsung Bioepis AU Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 285, in which his Honour dismissed Pfizer’s application for preliminary discovery of documents relevant to determining whether a registered biosimilar product might infringe one or