Judge Nixes Eli Lilly's Axiron Patents In Win For Generics

Law360, New York (August 23, 2016, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday largely shut down Eli Lilly & Co.'s patent suit aiming to block generic versions of its testosterone drug Axiron, ruling that three of the four accused generics makers either did not infringe the company's patents or proved them to be invalid.

Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana issued a 214-page opinion following a nine-day bench trial held in June and July, and held that generic versions of the drug planned by Perrigo Co., Actavis Laboratories UT Inc., and Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. do not infringe.

The judge found that a fourth defendant, Amneal...

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