DUBLIN, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global biopharmaceutical company, today acknowledged that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued an adverse trial decision finding that the four asserted patents covering RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% are invalid. The Company will appeal the Court’s ruling.
“We are disappointed by the Federal District Court’s decision on the RESTASIS® patents. We are carefully reviewing the decision and are considering all options,” said Robert D. Bailey, Chief Legal Officer, Allergan. “Allergan remains committed to vigorously defending the intellectual property of our products, which allows us to continue to invest in developing and bringing forward new medicines for millions of patients.”
To date, none of the proposed generic versions of RESTASIS® have received approval and none of these products would be able to launch in the market.
The patents include United States Patent Nos. 8,629,111; 8,648,048; 8,685,930 and 9,248,191. These patents, along with United States Patent Nos. 8,633,162 and 8,642,556, are listed in the Orange Book for RESTASIS® and expire on August 27, 2024.
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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women’s health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories.
Allergan is an industry leader in Open Science, a model of research and development, which defines our approach to identifying and developing game-changing ideas and innovation for better patient care. With this approach, Allergan has built one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry with 65+ mid-to-late stage pipeline programs currently in development.
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With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.