Ethypharm Sues Bentley Over Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (October 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- French drug-delivery company Ethypharm S.A. has sued Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the U.S. for misappropriation of unspecified alleged trade secrets in connection with the manufacture of omeprazole.

Bentley, a drug maker focused on advanced drug delivery technologies, said the lawsuit targeted Laboratorios Belmac, a Spanish subsidiary.

The company said a related claim was previously brought against Laboratorios Belmac in the Spanish courts requesting preliminary inquiries into possible patent infringement, which remains unresolved.

“Bentley intends to vigorously defend against the claims in the U.S. and Laboratorios Belmac...
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