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Pfizer Files IPR Challenge to UniQure Hemophilia Patents

May 11, 2021, 7:48 PM

Pfizer claims UniQure patents 10,465,180 and 9,982,248 don’t contain new ideas and should be canceled by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • The patents cover a gene therapy involving nucleic acids that encode for a variant of a human protein called factor IX; Pfizer says it was disclosed a decade earlier by scientists with the University of North Carolina
  • Pfizer had challenged related UniQure patent, 9,249,405 last year; the case was terminated after UniQure “effectively conceded”
    • Pfizer said its argument in the new cases are the same, which “dooms” the two patents “as those claims are either directed to that ...



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