Takeda Drops Suit Over Macleods' Actos ANDA

Law360, Los Angeles (June 3, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. on Thursday dropped a patent infringement suit in New York federal court over Macleods Pharmaceutical Corp.'s efforts to make a generic version of diabetes drug Actos.

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cole entered an order dismissing the case without prejudice, marking the latest in a series of rapid resolutions to Takeda suits aimed at generic-drug makers over their own versions of the drug.

Representatives for Takeda and for Macleods did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.

In the complaint, filed...
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