Pharmas Want Verdict Axed To Settle IP, Antitrust Disputes

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical companies Amphastar, Sandoz and Momenta told a Massachusetts federal court that they have resolved their sprawling antitrust and patent battles over generic blood thinners, as long as the court agrees to nix Amphastar’s win in the patent case.

The settlement — announced Tuesday — would end Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s antitrust suit alleging Sandoz Inc. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. boxed it out of the market for generic blood thinners. And it would wrap up Sandoz and Momenta’s intellectual property case against Amphastar over a method to analyze blood thinners, along with the related Federal Circuit appeal.

“The parties have each independently...

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