May 1, 2018 / 8:44 PM / 3 months ago

Generic drugmaker urges Fed Circ to rehear Google patent case, fearing 'vexatious lawsuits'

An Indian generic drug company on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reconsider a recent decision that revived a patent infringement case against Google LLC, saying the ruling could spur “vexatious lawsuits” by makers of brand-name pharmaceutical products.

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to rehear en banc its March 12 decision that a lawsuit brought against Google by licensing company SimpleAir Inc was not barred by the doctrine of claim preclusion.

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