Vectura Gets $10M Added To $90M Inhaler IP Award

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Thursday granted British pharma company Vectura's request for $10.5 million in supplemental damages in a case in which a jury found GlaxoSmithKline willfully infringed a patent covering inhalers, though the judge denied Vectura's bid for an additional $33 million in enhanced damages.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews said he saw no reason not to award Vectura Ltd. about $10.5 million in supplemental damages for continued sale of the infringing inhalers after the litigation started.

GSK had argued the bid for supplemental damages was time-barred because it was filed a day late, but Judge Andrews swept...

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