Search Results: Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals et al v. Actavis Laboratories

Actavis markets a generic version of the brand-name medication Uceris. The brand-name company and the owner of its IP have sued for infringement of formulation patents that allegedly cover Uceris. The district court construed the patent claims, and under that construction Actavis’s product does not infringe. Goodwin argues in this…

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC and SmithKline Beecham (Cork) Limited v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

In a closely watched patent case that is especially important to pharmaceutical patent litigation, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit upheld a verdict against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. for $235 million for inducing infringement of a method patent. The panel upheld the inducement finding even though Teva had used…

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Bayer v. Watson Laboratories

In this case, Goodwin attorneys persuaded the Federal Circuit to reverse a district court decision and find a patent relating to an orally disintegrating tablet formulation of vardenafil (an erectile dysfunction treatment branded as Staxyn) invalid for obviousness.  The unanimous Federal Circuit decision held that the district court’s purported credibility…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Shire

Goodwin represented MIT and the Children’s Medical Center Corporation in a dispute against Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Shire Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (collectively, “Shire”) for infringement of two patents concerning the production of a three-dimensional scaffolding that would allow pre-grown cells to produce organ tissue in a patient. Goodwin prevailed in…

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Acorda Therapeutics Inc. and Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amicus Brief

Goodwin filed an amicus brief on behalf of its client, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., in this precedent-setting personal jurisdiction case. Goodwin lawyers argued (and the Federal Circuit ultimately held) that specific personal jurisdiction exists in patent-litigation cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act in any jurisdiction in which an ANDA filer will…

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Actelion Clinical Research, Inc., et al. v. Apotex Inc., et al. Amicus Brief

Shire filed a suit for patent infringement under the Hatch-Waxman Act based on Amneal’s filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). In its suit, Shire sued not only Amneal, the generic pharmaceutical company, but also Johnson Matthey, a company that supplies ingredients for generic products but does not sell…

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