Navigation Links
UCB and PDL BioPharma Resolve Patent Disputes

BRUSSELS and INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB SA (Euronext Brussels: UCB), on behalf of its affiliate UCB Pharma S.A. (UCB), and PDL BioPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDLI) (PDL) today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a definitive settlement agreement that resolves all legal disputes between them, including those relating to UCB's pegylated humanized antibody fragment, Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), and PDL's patents known as the Queen et al. patents.

Under the settlement agreement, PDL provided UCB a covenant not to sue UCB for any royalties regarding UCB's Cimzia product under the Queen patent portfolio in return for a lump sum payment of US$10 million and the mutual resolution of other disputes between the two companies, including two pending patent interferences before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a patent opposition in the European Patent Office. No additional payments will be owed by UCB to PDL under the Queen patents in respect of Cimzia sales for any indication and the sale of a product in development that may or may not be approved within the term of the Queen patents.

About Cimzia

Cimzia® is a pegylated, humanized TNFa (tumor necrosis factor alpha) antibody fragment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cimzia for reducing signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and maintaining clinical response in adult patients with moderately to severely active disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy and for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Cimzia in combination with methotrexate (MTX), is approved in the EU for the treatment of moderate to severe active RA in adult patients inadequately responsive to disease modifying antirheumatic drugs including MTX. Cimzia can be given as monotherapy in case of intolerance to MTX or when continued treatment with MTX is inappropriate. UCB is also developing Cimzia® in other autoimmune disease indications. Cimzia is a registered trademark of UCB.

About UCB

UCB, Brussels, Belgium ( is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8 000 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.1 billion in 2009. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

About PDL BioPharma

PDL pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. PDL is focused on maximizing the value of its antibody humanization patents and related assets. The Company receives royalties on sales of a number of humanized antibody products marketed by leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies today based on patents which expire in late 2014. For more information, please visit

NOTE: PDL BioPharma and the PDL BioPharma logo are considered trademarks of PDL BioPharma, Inc.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those, express or implied, in these forward-looking statements, including because UCB or PDL fail to timely fulfill their respective obligations under the settlement agreement. PDL and UCB expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in their respective expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE PDL BioPharma, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Demonstrates Non-Inferiority of IB1001, Its Recombinant Factor IX for Hemophilia B
2. Laureate Pharma Changes Name to Laureate Biopharmaceutical Services, Inc.
3. PDL BioPharma Appoints Caroline Krumel as Vice President of Finance and Thanks Karen Wilson for her Contributions
4. Enox Biopharma, Inc. to Present at OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference.
5. Genesis Biopharma to Present at 2011 Biotech Showcase Conference
6. PDL BioPharma to Present at the 29th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
7. Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association Applauds Senator Casey (D-PA) for Biopharmaceutical Job Creation Efforts
8. Sutro Biopharma Appoints Trevor Hallam, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer
9. Data from Phase 2 Study of Alder Biopharmaceuticals Anti-IL-6 Antibody Therapeutic, ALD518, Demonstrate Reversal of Anemia in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
10. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Treats First Patient in Pivotal Study of OBI-1 for Acquired Hemophilia A
11. Sutro Biopharma Secures $36.5 Million in Series C Financing
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... SYDNEY , Nov. 26, 2015  The total global ... nearly 7% over 2015-2016. Latin America ... Asia , (excluding Japan ), is ... continues to face increased healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, ... expenditure declined from 43.5% in 2008-2009 to 41.2% in 2013-2014. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 On Tuesday, ... federal bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. ... their Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 ... a two week trial and three days of ... hip device was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Nov. 25, 2015  Trovagene, ... molecular diagnostics, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Antonius ... at the 27 th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare ... Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in ... 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Mr. Schuh will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a study published online in ... cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... launched offering factory direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help ... of the bather’s style and personality. From basic styles for the purist looking ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... According to an ... robot is being more and more widely heralded as a breakthrough for performing hernia ... method has over traditional laparoscopic surgery is that it can greatly reduce the pain ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Crystal Lake, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... pleased to announce a recent successful appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto ... the case Adcock v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... of music, friendships, and learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for ... , For 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):