April 13, 2018 / 11:13 PM / 8 days ago

Patent on Vanda schizophrenia drug upheld by appeals court

A federal appeals court on Friday ended a bid by West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp to invalidate a patent on Vanda Pharmaceutical Inc’s schizophrenia drug Fanapt and bring a lower-cost generic version to market.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that a Vanda patent describing a method of using Fanapt to treat schizophrenia was valid and would be infringed by West-Ward’s proposed generic.

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