Fed. Circ. Affirms Hanmi Win In Generic Nexium Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 19, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday found that Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.'s generic version of AstraZeneca AB's acid reflux drug Nexium does not infringe two of AstraZeneca's patents, upholding a lower court's construction of a key term in one of the patents.

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano's claim construction ruling regarding AstraZeneca's U.S. Patent Numbers 5,714,504 and 5,877,192. AstraZeneca and Hanmi had previously agreed that Hanmi's generic Nexium does not infringe the patents under Judge Pisano's construction....
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