Samsung Bioepis has filed an IPR against Janssen’s US patent no. 10,961,307 (‘307 patent) relating to Stelara® (ustekinumab). Samsung Bioepis argues that all claims of the ‘307 patent are invalid. Claims 1-4, 6-22, and 24-34 allegedly lack novelty and are anticipated by a Janssen clinical overview summary for a phase III clinical trial of ustekinumab (NCT-236). All claims (1-34) are allegedly obvious in light of NCT-236 combined with a journal article and the Stelara® Prescribing Information.
On 12 June 2023 Alvotech and Teva announced they reached a settlement and licence agreement with J&J for AVT04 (Alvotech’s biosimilar to Stelara®) providing a licensed US launch date of no later than 21 February 2025, and on 22 May 2023 Amgen settled its Stelara® patent invalidity suit with Janssen in the US with a licensed US launch date of no later than 1 January 2025.Print Page Mail Article