Watson Beats Auxilium's Testim Patent Suit In Court Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2014, 7:35 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday invalidated a patent related to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Testim testosterone gel for men, saying that the patent fails for obviousness, derivation and improper inventorship, following a bench trial over Watson Laboratories Inc.'s attempt to create a generic version.

The decision hands a victory in the case to Watson, now Actavis Inc., after Auxilium agreed to "streamline" the case. Auxilium initially asserted 10 patents, but ultimately agreed to focus on only a single claim in Patent No. 7,608,607, according to court documents.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares filed the order on Tuesday but sealed...

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