Inequitable Conduct Ruling Against Synthon Upheld

Law360, New York (June 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected Synthon IP's challenge of a trial court's decision that two patents Synthon asserted against Pfizer Inc. in a case over the blockbuster blood pressure drug Norvasc are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down a brief decision Tuesday affirming the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia's findings of inequitable conduct and the lower court's decision to award Pfizer attorneys' fees.

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