AbbVie’s Trade Secrets Case Against Alvotech Tossed by Judge

Oct. 7, 2021, 5:46 PM

A federal judge in Chicago dismissed a lawsuit in which AbbVie claimed Iceland-based Alvotech HF stole trade secrets related to the blockbuster immune-suppressing drug Humira.

  • U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber ruled Wednesday that a U.S. court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to hear allegations that a former AbbVie employee in Singapore stole information for use by Alvotech in Iceland
    • AbbVie claimed that Alvotech hired the Singapore employee to steal secrets related to the commercial manufacture of Humira and then help assist in the opening of a facility in Iceland
  • Alvotech plans to sell a biosimilar of Humira in the U.S., but ...

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