May 20, 2016 / 11:11 AM / 3 years ago

Hikma wins dismissal of Takeda patent lawsuit over gout drug

A federal court has cleared the way for Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc to continue selling a drug with the same active chemical as Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s gout drug Colcrys, dismissing a patent lawsuit Takeda filed in an effort to keep the drug off the market.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson in Delaware ruled Wednesday that London-based Hikma does not induce doctors to infringe Japan-based Takeda’s patents by selling its drug Mitigare, because Mitigare is not indicated for the uses covered by Takeda’s patents.

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