Ranbaxy Can't Dodge Lupin's Suit Over Generic Antara

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday rejected Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.'s bid to nix a Lupin Ltd. unit's lawsuit seeking to block Ranbaxy from launching a generic version of the cholesterol drug Antara.

Judge Gene E. K. Pratter of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Ranbaxy's motion to dismiss one of three lawsuits Lupin Atlantis Holdings SA has lodged accusing the generic-drug maker of infringing the patent that covers Antara with its proposed generic drug.

Ranbaxy's motion asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit because it is...
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