Shire Loses Fed. Circ. Appeal In Generic Infringement Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2017, 4:41 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel cleared the way Tuesday for generic-drug maker Zydus to bring its version of Shire PLC's gastrointestinal drug Lialda to market, shooting down Shire's argument that a lower court judge unfairly limited the scope of its patent in a long-running infringement suit.

Shire first accused Cadila Healthcare Ltd. and its U.S. unit Zydus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of infringement nearly seven years ago in Delaware federal court after Zydus filed its abbreviated new drug application for a generic version of Lialda with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

After a bench trial, U.S. District Judge Kent. A. Jordan ruled in September that...

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