DUBLIN — Actavis last week confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found United States Patent No. 7,704,984 (the '984 Patent) to be valid and infringed by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Amneal Pharmaceuticals Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for generic versions of Actavis' Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets).
Lo Loestrin Fe is a prescription birth control pill used for the prevention of pregnancy.
"We are pleased that the Court has ruled in our favor and upheld the validity of our patent on Lo Loestrin Fe," said Paul Bisaro, chairman and CEO of Actavis. "The enforcement of our intellectual property rights is a critical tool in our ability to continue to invest in future treatments, and we intend to vigorously defend these rights against any future challenges or appeals."