Shire Prevails In Patent Trial Over Mylan's Generic Lialda

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 8:45 PM EST) -- Following a four-day bench trial held in September, a Florida federal judge concluded on Friday that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s proposed generic version of Shire Development LLC's bowel disease drug Lialda infringes Shire's name-brand patent.

According to the opinion, Shire proved that Mylan’s abbreviated new drug application infringed literally on two claims of the Lialda patent and also established secondary liability on the theory of induced and contributory infringement.

“Mylan seeks to ‘piggyback’ on the FDA approval of Lialda with the same active ingredient and a drug dissolution profile covered by the asserted claims,” the judge wrote.

Shire, along with its partners...

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