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Roxane Fights Vanda Antipsychotic Dose Patent In Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2017, 9:59 PM EST) -- Roxane Laboratories told a Federal Circuit panel Tuesday that Vanda Pharmaceuticals' dosage method patent for its antipsychotic Fanapt is “quintessential conventional activity,” in its effort to overturn a Delaware court's finding its proposed generic version of the drug infringed the patent.

In the oral arguments, Roxane fought a district court finding that a post-invention 400-fold increase in the value of Fanapt indicated the nonobviousness of the patent. Roxane said using the little-used dosage-adjustment patent, which halves dosage for patients with a certain genetic feature, can’t block...
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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals


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16-2707

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

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830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

September 26, 2016

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