July 13, 2018 / 1:58 PM / 8 days ago

U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive patents on narcolepsy drug

July 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, opening the door for Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc to launch a generic version of the medicine.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a series of rulings in favor of Amneal that the Jazz patents described obvious ideas.

Reporting by Jan Wolfe Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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