Eagle Pharmaceuticals Secures Additional Patent for Bendamustine Franchise
LAKE WOODCLIFF, NJ – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGRX) (“Eagle” or the “Company”) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the Company U.S. Patent No. 11,103 483, titled “Bendamustine Formulations”. Eagle Submits’ 483 Patent for U.S. Food and Drug Administration Orange Book Listing for Both BENDEKAÂ® and BELRAPZOÂ®.
Eagle had claimed several patents listed in the Orange Book against Slayback Pharma LLC, Apotex Inc. et al, Mylan Laboratories Limited and Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, related to their respective abridged new drug applications referencing BENDEKA. On July 6, 2020, the Delaware District Court found these claimed patents to be both valid and infringed. Apotex, Mylan and Fresenius appealed against this decision. Prior to the appeal hearing, Eagle settled the Fresenius litigation. On August 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the claimed patents were both valid and infringed. The claimed patents and the ‘483 patent expire in 2031.
âWe are delighted that this appeal decision, along with the newly issued patent, continues to strengthen Eagle’s intellectual property rights for BENDEKA and BELRAPZO,â said Scott Tarriff, CEO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals.
About Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eagle is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with expertise in research and development, clinical, manufacturing and commercial. Eagle is committed to developing innovative medicines that result in significant improvements in the lives of patients. Eagle’s marketed products include RYANODEXÂ®, BENDEKAÂ®, BELRAPZOÂ®, and its oncology and CNS / metabolic critical care pipeline includes product candidates with the potential to address underserved therapeutic areas in multiple disease states. Additional information is available on the Eagle website at www.eagleus.com.
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