Genzyme, Cobrek End Kidney Drug Patent Fight

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- Genzyme Corp. and Cobrek Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday agreed to end a suit in Illinois federal court in which Genzyme accused Cobrek of infringing a patent covering kidney disease treatment Hectorol with a generic version of a renal drug.

Genzyme will dismiss its claims against Cobrek without prejudice, while Cobrek will dismiss its counterclaims against Genzyme with prejudice, according to a joint stipulation of dismissal filed in the Northern District of Illinois.

The parties couldn't immediately be reached for comment Friday.

The dispute dates back to...
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