Baker Botts Defeats Takeda's DQ Bid In Heartburn Drug Fight

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (January 14, 2019, 8:28 PM EST) -- Baker Botts LLP can continue representing Zydus Pharmaceuticals as it pursues antitrust claims against Takeda over a heartburn medication, despite the law firm's prior representation of Takeda's ally in patent litigation over the same drug, a New Jersey federal judge said in a ruling made public Friday.

The firm's representation of French drugmaker Ethypharm SA in patent litigation it launched along with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in New Jersey and Delaware over Takeda's Prevacid SoluTab didn't amount to an attorney-client relationship with Takeda, according to a redacted version of the decision U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne A. Bongiovanni rendered Dec. 18....

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