Teva Asks Trial Judge To Dismiss Pfizer Viagra Suit

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT) -- As a bench trial in Virginia stretched into its eleventh day Wednesday, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. asked a federal judge to dismiss Pfizer Inc.'s infringement suit over a copycat version of blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug Viagra for lack of standing.

In its motion to dismiss, Teva said Pfizer has failed to establish it or the three other named plaintiffs in the suit — Pfizer Ltd., PIP Pship and PIP Co. — hold the rights to the patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent Number 6,469,012, issued in 2002. Pfizer has...
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