Court Report - February 12, 2012

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Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Sandoz Inc.

1:12-cv-00897; filed February 3, 2012 in the Southern District of New York

• Plaintiffs:  Purdue Pharma L.P., The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P., Rhodes Technologies, Board of Regents of the University of Texas Systems, Grunenthal GMBH

• Defendant:  Sandoz Inc.

Infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,488,963 ("Hot-Melt Extrudable Pharmaceutical Formulation," issued December 3, 2002), 7,674,799 ("Oxycodone Hydrochloride Having Less Than 25 PPM 14-Hydroxycodeinone," issued March 9, 2010), 7,674,800 (same title, issued March 9, 2010), 7,683,072 (same title, issued March 23, 2010), and 7,776,314 ("Abuse-Proofed Dosage System," issued August 17, 2010) following a Paragraph IV certification as part of Sandoz's filing of an ANDA to manufacture a generic version of Purdue Pharma's OxyContin® (controlled release oxycodone hydrochloride, used to treat pain).  View the complaint here....

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