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Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Akorn et. al.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Akorn et. al.

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Official Complaint for Declaratory Judgement in Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-05125-SDW-MCA: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Akorn, Inc. et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Hon. Susan D. Wigenton presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l8ZM for more info.
Official Complaint for Declaratory Judgement in Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-05125-SDW-MCA: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Akorn, Inc. et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Hon. Susan D. Wigenton presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l8ZM for more info.

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 William J. O’ShaughnessyMCCARTER & ENGLISH LLPFour Gateway Center 100 Mulberry Street Newark, NJ 07102(973) 639-2094woshaughnessy@mccarter.com
 Attorneys for Novartis PharmaceuticalsCorporation
 OF COUNSEL:Jane M. Love, Ph.D.Robert Trenchard Martin E. GilmoreWILMER CUTLER PICKERINGHALE AND DORR LLP7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007(212) 230-8800Lisa J. PirozzoloSean K. ThompsonWILMER CUTLER PICKERINGHALE AND DORR LLP60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109(617) 526-6000Rachel L. Weiner WILMER CUTLER PICKERINGHALE AND DORR LLP1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20006(202) 663-6000
 Attorneys for Novartis PharmaceuticalsCorporation
 
 
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALSCORPORATION,Plaintiff,v.AKORN, INC.; STRIDES, INC.; AGILASPECIALTIES PRIVATE LTD.; and USV NORTH AMERICA, INC.,Defendants.))))))))))))))))Civil Action No. 13-XXXX (XXX) (XXX)
COMPLAINT
 
- 1 -1.
 
Plaintiff Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Novartis”) alleges as follows on personal knowledge as to its own actions and observations, and on information and belief as toall other facts.
NATURE OF THE ACTION
2.
 
This is an action for patent infringement under the patent laws of the United States,Title 35, United States Code, and the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-02 thatarises out of Defendants’ requests for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(“FDA”) to manufacture and sell generic versions of Novartis’s Zometa
®
and Reclast
®
prior tothe expiration of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,932,241 (“the ‘241 patent”), 9,052,987 (“the ‘987 patent”),and 8,324,189 (“the ‘189 patent”).
THE PARTIESA.
 
Novartis
3.
 
Plaintiff Novartis is a corporation organized under Delaware law. Its principal place of  business is in East Hanover, New Jersey. Novartis owns the ’241, ‘987, and ‘189 patents.
B.
 
The Generic DefendantsAkorn, Inc.
4.
 
Akorn, Inc. is a corporation organized under Louisiana law. Its principal place of  business is in Lake Forest, Illinois.5.
 
Upon information and belief, Akorn Opthalmics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Akorn, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of New Jersey, having its principal place of business in Somerset, NJ. Akorn, Inc. has availed itself of the legal protectionsof the State of New Jersey by, among other things, creating a subsidiary with its principal placeof business in New Jersey (
i.e.
, Akorn Opthalmics, Inc.).

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