November 07, 2013
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Sandoz files appeal in patent infringement lawsuit

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Sandoz has filed an appeal of a recent court judgment that upheld the patents protecting AzaSite, according to a press release from InSite Vision.

The appeal was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In 2011, Sandoz filed an abbreviated new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of AzaSite (azithromycin 1% ophthalmic solution, InSite) before expiration of the patents that cover AzaSite and its use, the release said.

In response, InSite brought a patent infringement lawsuit against Sandoz, and on Oct. 7, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled in favor of InSite, upholding all four of the patents.