Court Report - February 5, 2012

About Court Report:  Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.

Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Sandoz Inc.
1:12-cv-00103; filed January 30, 2012 in the District Court of Delaware

• Plaintiffs:  Abbott Laboratories; Abbott Respiratory LLC
• Defendant:  Sandoz Inc.

Infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,080,428 ("Nicotinic Acid Compositions for Treating Hyperlipidemia and Related Methods Therefor," issued June 27, 2000) and 6,469,035 ("Methods of Pretreating Hyperlipidemic Individuals with a Flush Inhibiting Agent Prior to the Start of Single Daily Dose Nicotinic Acid Therapy to Reduce Flushing Provoked by Nicotinic Acid," issued October 22, 2002) following a Paragraph IV certification as part of Sandoz's filing of an amended ANDA to manufacture a generic version of Abbott's Simcor® (niacin extended release / simvastatin tablets, used to treat hypercholesterolemia).  View the complaint here.

Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Gen-Probe Inc.
1:12-cv-00104; filed January 30, 2012 in the District Court of Delaware

Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Life Technologies Corp.
1:12-cv-00105; filed January 30, 2012 in the District Court of Delaware

Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Roche Molecular Systems Inc. et al.
1:12-cv-00106; filed January 30, 2012 in the District Court of Delaware

• Plaintiff:  Enzo Life Sciences Inc.
• Defendants:  Roche Molecular Systems Inc.; Roche Diagnostics Corp.; Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

The complaints in these cases are substantially identical.  Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,922,180 ("Oligo- Or Polynucleotides Comprising Phosphate-Moiety Labeled Nucleotides," issued January 31, 2006) based on defendants' manufacture and sale of certain nucleic acid probe products.  View the Gen-Probe complaint here.

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