Judge Won't Nix Apotex Suit Over Drugmaking IP

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 5:13 PM ET) -- A Florida federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss an Apotex Inc. complaint alleging drugmaker UCB Inc. copied a patented manufacturing process for a blood pressure medication, saying a lack of details about UCB’s process prevents him from determining no violation occurred.

U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks suggested it was impossible at this point for him to know whether UCB’s Univasc and Uniretic hypertension drugs were produced in a manner that poached Apotex’s patent covering moexipril tablets, because trade secrets were getting in the way of...
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