Par, UCB Pharma Settle Keppra Patent Fight

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT) -- UCB Pharma SA and Par Pharmaceutical Inc. on Monday settled a suit Par had filed in Pennsylvania seeking a court declaration that two UCB patents were invalid and not infringed by Par's proposed generic version of the epilepsy drug Keppra.

Solely for the purpose of enforcing the parties' agreement, Par conceded that the two patents-in-suit were valid and enforceable and would be infringed by the marketing of the Par proposed generic levetiracetam extended-release tablets, according to a stipulation and order signed by U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg.

Pursuant to a settlement and license agreement, Par and UCB stipulated that "this...

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