Judge Lifts Stay Of Counterclaims In Ofloxacin Case

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Apotex Corp., Canada's largest pharmaceutical company, will be allowed to file antitrust counterclaims in its ongoing patent infringement suit with Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. over an antibacterial ear medicine.

In a consent order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo lifted a stay of antitrust counterclaims that Apotex had filed in 2003, but which were later severed in 2004 pending outcome of the patent litigation.

Tuesday's decision, which both parties agreed to, marks the latest round...
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