AstraZeneca, Pozen Sue Lupin To Block Generic Vimovo

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT) -- AstraZeneca AB and Pozen Inc. sued India-based Lupin Ltd. in New Jersey federal court Monday in an effort to protect the market for the arthritis drug Vimovo.

In addition to AstraZeneca and Pozen, which co-developed Vimovo, the suit includes as plaintiffs AstraZeneca LP and KBI-E Inc., which is an exclusive licensee of five of the six patents-in-suit. Sweden-based AstraZeneca owns those five patents by assignment, while Pozen owns the sixth, according to the complaint.

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