Spat Over Cold Medicine Leads To Suits

Law360, New York (February 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two drug companies have initiated suits against each other in a dispute over a patent covering cold medicine to treat congestion.

Tiber Laboratories LLC lodged a suit against Cypress Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging infringement of its decongestant patent.

Tiber’s action came a day after Cypress filed for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, claiming it did not infringe Tiber’s patent.

Tiber said the patent was recently assigned...
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