Case Filed: Apr 17, 2010
Case Closed: May 24, 2013
Judge: Donald M. Middlebrooks
Court: Florida Southern District Court
Other Plaintiffs: IPR Pharmaceuticals and Shionogi Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
AstraZeneca filed a patent infringement suit against Apotex as a result of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) no. 79-145 filed by Apotex with the FDA concerning its intent to market a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Crestor.
The patent involved in this suit was USRE37314 entitled ‘Pyrimidine derivatives’, which was issued on Aug 07, 2001 and expired[i] on Jul 01, 2011. As per face page, assignee of the patent is Shionogi Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha. IPR Pharma currently holds[ii] an FDA approved NDA no. 021366 for Crestor tablets in 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg dosages containing rosuvastatin calcium (source: Patent Marker). It is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood.
The case is now closed as the parties have filed for dismissal. The Court ordered the claims and counterclaims be dismissed without prejudice and the parties to bear their own costs. However, no further information is available on the terms of settlement at this time.
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[ii] Patent Marker provides an online environment where patentees can virtually mark products and search products for patent-related information.