Justices Seek Word From Amphastar In Drug Safe Harbor Case

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT) -- Suggesting it may be interested in reviewing the scope of the Hatch-Waxman Act's safe harbor for drug patents, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. to respond to an appeal by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a patent dispute between the companies.

Momenta asked the high court in February to review a Federal Circuit ruling that lifted an injunction blocking sales of Amphastar's generic version of the blood thinner Lovenox. Amphastar waived the right to respond to the petition in March, but the justices...
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