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Judge Nixes Bayer Patent Suit Over Centocor's Simponi

Law360 (January 31, 2011, 4:46 PM EST) -- A federal judge has closed the book on Bayer HealthCare LLC's patent infringement suit over Johnson & Johnson unit Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.'s arthritis drug Simponi.

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV entered a final judgment of no infringement for Centocor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Friday.

On Jan. 25, Centocor and Bayer entered a stipulation for the final judgment, agreeing that the patent has not been infringed due to Judge Saylor's claim construction ruling, which was handed down in December....
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