Fed. Circ. Mulls New Trial In Vectura's $107M Inhaler IP Win

Law360 (October 5, 2020, 11:14 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit judge peppered Vectura Limited's counsel with tough questioning Monday, suggesting that attorneys for the U.K.-based pharmaceutical company defied a Delaware federal court's instructions during jury trial last year, which may warrant a retrial of the nearly $107 million verdict in an inhaler patent dispute.

Before a three-judge panel is a petition by GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Glaxo Group Ltd. seeking to vacate Vectura's jury trial win in May 2019 finding Glaxo willfully infringed U.S. Patent No. 8,303,991, which covers a method for micro-milling an active compound and an additive material in a combination that promotes the aerosol dispersal of the combined...

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