In an episode of the “Not so Different” podcast with the Center for Biosimilars, Venable’s Ha Kung Wong details the confusing landscape that is the U.S. patent system and how it can be improved to help companies overcome barriers to biosimilar competition.  He discusses Congressional action on anticompetitive practices and cases involving Humira® (adalimumab) biosimilars as well as the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield lawsuit involving delays for Stelara® (ustekinumab) biosimilar entry into the U.S. market.

View the full podcast “Decoding the Patent Puzzle: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Biosimilars” here.


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