NJ Court Kicks Stendra Patent Case To Texas

Law360 (November 2, 2018, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Metuchen Pharmaceuticals LLC's patent case against a company accused of selling a knockoff of the erectile dysfunction drug Stendra is headed to Texas after a judge decided Thursday the defendant's pharmaceutical license in New Jersey didn't give it a place of business in the state.

Chief Judge Jose Linares in the District of New Jersey ordered the lawsuit be transferred to the Southern District of Texas, where defendant Empower Pharmaceuticals LLC is based. The judge said Empower being licensed in New Jersey as an out-of-state pharmacy didn't provide a basis for keeping the case there.

"Defendants' status as one of the...

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