Fed. Circ. Largely Backs Generics In Suboxone Patent Fight

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 9:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that generic versions of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone marketed by Dr. Reddy’s and Alvogen do not infringe patents held by Indivior, but that a Teva unit’s planned generic does infringe.

The court’s 2-1 ruling upholds a series of bench trial decisions by U.S. District Judge Richard Andrews of the District of Delaware, and allows Dr. Reddy’s and Alvogen to continuing selling their generic versions of Suboxone, which were launched months ago.

While the Federal Circuit cleared those companies, it affirmed Judge Andrews’ finding that a planned generic version by Watson, which is now owned by...

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