Takeda Notches Trial Win In Prevacid Patent Battle

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has won a patent infringement suit after proving to a New Jersey federal judge that Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s proposed generic gastric relief product would unfairly compete with Takeda's Prevacid SoluTab medication, according to a ruling released Friday.

After a four-day bench trial, U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano said Takeda had shown it was more likely than not that Zydus' product would, if marketed commercially, meet the claim limitations of Takeda's patent for Prevacid and Zydus had failed to show...
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