Ciba, J&J End Acuvue Patent Row In Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 1:52 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. and rival Ciba Vision Corp. have laid down their swords in the Federal Circuit, ending a six-year patent battle over J&J's Acuvue Oasys contact lenses.

In an order Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted the parties' motion to dismiss the litigation, with each side to bear its own costs.

A spokesperson for J&J confirmed the settlement Tuesday but said the terms of the agreement were confidential.

The spokesperson did reveal that the terms of the...
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