BRIEF-U.S. appeals court rules for Novartis, Actavis, Apotex and against Allergan, Duke over patents related to eyelash growth

June 10 Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:26am EDT

June 10 (Reuters) - Novartis AG : * Actavis PLC apotex inc win reversal of lower court ruling regarding

two patents related to Allergan inc's latisse -- court ruling * U.S federal circuit court of appeals reverses lower court finding with

respect to validity of patents for latisse, a topical solution to stimulate

eyelash growth * Federal circuit says patents at issue belong to Allergan, Duke university * Federal circuit says vacates injunction barring sale of competing products

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