Merial Pig Vaccine Patent Suit Sent To Conn.

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out animal health company Merial Ltd.'s patent infringement suit against Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. over pig vaccines, but granted a request to transfer the case from Georgia to Connecticut.

Judge Clay D. Land of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on Thursday nixed Boehringer's claims that Merial does not have a valid ownership interest in the patent-in-suit, but found that the defendant had adequately shown that a transfer to the U.S. District Court for the...
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