Judge Tells Attys IP Testimony Is 'Dense,' But 'It's Your Case'

By Dorothy Atkins (July 13, 2021, 10:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge presiding over a jury trial over claims Novartis infringed a Daiichi Sankyo subsidiary's billion-dollar skin cancer treatment patents questioned the usefulness of the day's "dense" trial testimony about chemistry and molecular structures, but told the attorneys, "It's your case."

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr.'s comments came during a break near the end of the second day of a jury trial that kicked off Monday with Plexxikon Inc.'s counsel claiming that Novartis owes royalties for selling a drug called Tafinlar that allegedly infringes two patents, while Novartis' counsel countered that the patents are invalid.

On Tuesday,...

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