Medicis Hits Nycomed Unit With 3rd Vanos Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 7:35 PM EST) -- Drug manufacturer Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. on Thursday targeted Nycomed US Inc. with yet another suit alleging infringement of a patent covering anti-inflammatory cream Vanos.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Medicis — which has already filed two lawsuits against Nycomed US alleging the drugmaker infringed three Vanos patents —claims in its latest action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware that the defendant has also infringed a recently acquired fourth patent for the cream.

Nycomed US, a subsidiary of the Swiss drug giant Nycomed, allegedly violated the...
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