In Setback For Mylan, Judge Upholds Levaquin Patent

Law360, New York (January 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has barred Mylan Laboratories Inc. from making a generic version of the antibiotic Levaquin until at least December 2010.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley prohibited Mylan from making or selling levofloxacin tablets, a generic form of Levaquin.

The drug is used to treat a variety of conditions, including bronchitis, sinusitis and urinary tract infections.

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company that sells Levaquin in the U.S., and Japanese patent-owner Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co. had filed their first lawsuit in...
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