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Apotex Pulls Antitrust Suit Vs. Allergan Over Acular Patent

Law360 (January 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Apotex and Novex withdrew their antitrust lawsuit against Allergan and Roche Palo Alto after losing a patent infringement suit against Allergan last week.

The lawsuit had been pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit was based on allegations concerning a patent infringement action brought by Allergan and Syntex LLC against the Apotex defendants over their plans to launch a generic version of Allergan's non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Acular.

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Jenkins held that the patent...
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