Mylan Can Sell Generic Of Shire's Lialda, Fed. Circ. Confirms

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge was within her rights to overturn her earlier finding that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. infringed one of Shire Development LLC's patents for the ulcerative colitis drug Lialda after the Federal Circuit overturned a similar ruling, the appeals court ruled Friday.

Shire had argued that a separate case involving a different defendant's generic shouldn't be binding in Shire's dispute with Mylan, but a three-judge Federal Circuit panel disagreed without further explanation.

Following a four-day bench trial, U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell in January 2017 found Mylan did infringe Shire's U.S. Patent No. 6,773,720 with its generic. But, on Feb. 10,...

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