BOTHELL, WA, USA I January 08, 2018 I Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of migraine, today announced that it has entered into a European patent settlement and global license agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals International GmbH. The agreement resolves Alder’s appeal following opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office related to Teva’s European Patent No. 1957106 B1, with respect to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist antibodies, and provides clarity regarding Alder’s freedom to develop, manufacture and commercialize eptinezumab, its lead product candidate for migraine prevention targeting CGRP.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alder has received a non-exclusive license to Teva’s CGRP patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and commercialize eptinezumab in the U.S. and worldwide, excluding Japan and Korea. In exchange, Alder has agreed to:

  • Withdraw its appeal before the European Patent Office;
  • Make an immediate one-time payment of $25 million to Teva;
  • Make a second one-time payment of $25 million upon the approval of a biologics license application (BLA) for eptinezumab with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or of an earlier equivalent filing with a regulatory authority elsewhere in the license territory in which any Teva licensed patents exist; and
  • Following commercial launch of eptinezumab, pay $75 million at each of two sales-related milestones (at $1 billion and $2 billion in annual sales) and provide certain royalty payments on net sales at rates from 5% to 7%. 

“This agreement solidifies Alder’s freedom to operate and provides a clear path for us to commercialize eptinezumab and, if approved, deliver this potential treatment option to the many patients suffering from migraine,” said Randall C. Schatzman, Ph.D., Alder president and chief executive officer. 

About Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize genetically engineered therapeutic antibodies with the potential to meaningfully transform current treatment paradigms. Alder’s lead pivotal-stage product candidate, eptinezumab, is being evaluated for migraine prevention. Eptinezumab is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) inhibiting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is believed to play a key role in mediating and initiating migraine. The eptinezumab mAb design combined with delivery via quarterly infusion allows for strong and immediate inhibition of CGRP biology. Alder is additionally evaluating ALD1910, a preclinical product candidate also in development as a migraine prevention therapy. ALD1910 is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38), another protein that is active in mediating the initiation of migraine. Clazakizumab, Alder’s third program, is a monoclonal antibody candidate that inhibits interleukin-6 and is licensed to Vitaeris, Inc. For more information, please visit

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