Full Fed. Circ. Won't Revisit 'Alarming' Relistor Ruling

By Tiffany Hu (July 27, 2020, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The full Federal Circuit has refused to revisit Valeant Pharmaceuticals' loss against Mylan Pharmaceuticals in its patent dispute over the opioid-induced constipation drug Relistor, unmoved by Valeant's argument that the earlier ruling upsets "settled principles of obviousness."

In an order issued Friday, the full appeals court denied the petition for rehearing filed last month by Valeant, in which it argued that a three-judge panel in April improperly tossed out a New Jersey federal court's grant of summary judgment to Valeant and allowed Mylan to move forward with its invalidity challenge in district court.

Valeant said that the lower court correctly found...

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