FEDERAL CIRCUIT SIGNALS CHANGE IN COURSE IN “SKINNY LABEL” SAGA

As predicted in our October 29th post, Teva sought rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit’s re-instatement of a $235 million jury verdict against it for induced infringement despite its “skinny label” carve out of the patented use.  In the original ruling the Federal Circuit held that Teva was liable for damages during a period […]

“Skinny Labels” Leave the Door Open for Significant Damage Awards

On October 9th, we wrote about a potentially significant Federal Circuit decision concerning “skinny” labels in GSK v. Teva.  Today we write to discuss another important facet of this decision: guidance concerning the availability of lost profits in the generic drug context.  This case involved GlaxoSmithKline’s (“GSK’s”) patent covering the use of carvedilol (sold as […]

CAFC Limits Ability of Generics to Rely on Section viii Indication Carve-Outs

Last Friday (GSK v. Teva), a split panel of the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) may have drastically limited the effectiveness of Section viii carve-outs when it reinstated a $235 million jury verdict against Teva, concluding that substantial evidence supported the jury’s finding of induced infringement.  Patent owner GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) sued Teva in the District of Delaware […]