Medicis, Perrigo Reach Licensing Deal on Loprox Shampoo

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT) -- Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. dropped its dispute with Perrigo Co. Inc. on Friday after they reached a license and settlement agreement over Perrigo’s generic version of Medicis’ seborrheic dermatitis treatment Loprox shampoo that Medicis claimed violated its patent.

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed the suit with prejudice, stating that Perrigo had admitted that its Ciclopirox product would violate the Medicis patent for the prescription shampoo without the licensing deal.

Terms of the licensing deal were not disclosed, but Judge Nathan said the parties would pay...
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