Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces Favorable Court Ruling In OFIRMEV Patent Litigation
Cadence Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CADX) announced today that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled in favor of Cadence in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC.
"We are very pleased with the Court's decision, as it confirms our belief in the strength and validity of the patents covering OFIRMEV," said Ted Schroeder, president and chief executive officer of Cadence. "Our focus remains on continuing to drive OFIRMEV's strong performance. We continue to gain market share and posted year-over-year sales growth of more than 100% in each quarter of 2013. We remain confident in our franchise, and look forward to updating investors further on our progress."
In August 2011, Cadence and SCR Pharmatop, the patent owner, filed suit against Exela for infringement of two patents covering OFIRMEV® (Acetaminophen) Injection, U.S. 6,028,222, which expires on August 5, 2017 (or February 5, 2018, if pediatric exclusivity is granted), and U.S. 6,992,218, which expires on June 6, 2021 (or December 6, 2021, if pediatric exclusivity is granted). The Court rejected Exela's claims