Court Consolidates Kos Suits Vs. Barr Over Niaspan Patents

Law360, New York (June 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A patent infringement lawsuit filed by Kos Pharma against Barr Labs over a cholesterol drug has been consolidated with the three previously consolidated lawsuits.

As a result of the consolidation, the Southern District Court of New York has issued a new scheduling order, according to Kos.

Under the new schedule, fact discovery is to be completed by July 16, 2004; expert discovery to be completed by November 2004; the Markman Hearing to occur in March 2005; the deadline for Summary Judgment motions to occur by May...
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