Boehringer Hits Sun Pharma With Suit Over Diabetes Generic

Law360 (August 31, 2020, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Boehringer Ingelheim has accused Sun Pharmaceutical of infringing its patents covering the Type 2 diabetes treatment Trijardy XR in a lawsuit in Delaware federal court.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH and Boehringer Ingelheim Corp. lodged a complaint Friday against various Sun Pharmaceutical entities after the defendants filed an abbreviated new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to make and sell generic versions of empagliflozin/linagliptin/metformin extended-release tablets prior to the expiration of Boehringer Ingelheim's eight patents covering the treatment.

"Sun intends to engage in the commercial manufacture, use, offer for sale, and/or sale of the...

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