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On September 22, 2017, a District of Delaware jury in the matter Amgen v. Hospira, 15-cv-839-RGA (D. Del.) returned a verdict awarding Amgen $70 million for Hospira’s infringement of an Amgen patent covering the manufacture of Amgen’s erythropoetin product Epogen®.  That verdict is the first instance in which a patent owner has recovered significant infringement damages under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).  It is also the first time a patent owner has recovered damages under the BPCIA for acts of infringement by a competitor conducted prior to the commercial marketing of the competitor’s biosimilar product.

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Christopher Loh has extensive experience counseling clients and litigating matters involving biotechnology and life sciences, including in the areas of antibody biosimilars, targeted cancer therapies, diabetes treatments and siRNA technologies. Christopher has a B.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and in Economics from Yale University.

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