Latest Vascepa Lawsuit Plunges Hikma Into Induced Infringement Battle
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Hikma has pushed back against a further attempt by Amarin to counter its US generic version of Vascepa, this time via a fresh lawsuit claiming that the generic induces infringement of patents protecting cardiovascular indications for which the brand is approved but which are carved out of the generic label.
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Amarin is digging deep to take Hikma back before a US district court in its induced infringement case against the generics manufacturer.
An attack on Hikma’s skinny-label generic version of Vascepa by originator Amarin, claiming induced infringement of patents protecting a cardiovascular indication, has been dismissed in the US.