Ex-Ferring Exec Says He Had Rival's Drug Innovation First

Law360 (July 13, 2020, 11:19 PM EDT) -- Ferring's former chief scientific officer for urology on Monday testified in a New York federal bench trial, held via Zoom, that rival drugmaker Serenity's co-founder's "alleged" invention of a nighttime urination medication was based on the Ferring scientist's prior discoveries.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is seeking to invalidate two Serenity Pharmaceuticals patents relating to the use of the anti-diuretic compound desmopressin, and Serenity has counterclaimed that Ferring's drug Nocdurna infringes those patents.

During the second week of the patent showdown being held remotely before Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York, Ferring called to the virtual stand Dr. Jens...

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