Shire Asks Fed. Circ. To Undo Generic's Win In Lialda Suit

Law360, Washington (May 1, 2017, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Shire PLC on Monday fought to overturn a decision giving Zydus Pharmaceuticals Inc. the green light to bring its generic version of Shire's gastrointestinal drug Lialda to market, telling a Federal Circuit panel the trial court unfairly limited the scope of its patent covering the drug.

Shire has appealed a Delaware federal court's ruling that the generic version of Lialda proposed by Cadila Healthcare Ltd. and Zydus, Cadila's U.S. unit, in their abbreviated new drug application would not infringe claims 1 and 3 of Shire's U.S. Patent Number 6,773,720, which does not expire until 2020.

Shire has argued that U.S. District...

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