Wockhardt Fails To Nix Sepracor's Lunesta Patents

Law360, New York (June 8, 2010, 12:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out generic-drug maker Wockhardt Ltd.'s claim that Sepracor Inc. misled patent examiners by covering up rat study data related to sleep drug Lunesta, saying that the allegations were weakly pled and that the disputed data wasn't relevant to the patent.

Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Monday dismissed an inequitable conduct counterclaim brought by Wockhardt, one of 10 defendants in Sepracor's patent infringement suit aiming to block generic versions of Lunesta...
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