The Medicines Company today announced that it has settled the lawsuits filed by MDCO in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware relating to the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filed by APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC (APP) for a generic version of Angiomax (bivalirudin for injection). The settlement also includes APP’s agreement to dismiss its appeal of the August 2010 federal district court decision holding that MDCO’s application for Hatch Waxman patent term extension of the Angiomax composition of matter patent, U.S. Patent No. 5,196,404, was timely filed. Upon dismissal of the appeal, all pending litigation regarding the Angiomax composition of matter patent will have been resolved.
As part of the settlement, APP admits that the two patents asserted in the lawsuits related to APP’s ANDA, U.S. Patent No. 7,582,727 and U.S.
Patent No. 7,598,343, are valid and enforceable against, and would be infringed by, APP’s proposed generic bivalirudin product. These patents are listed in the Orange Book and expire on July 27, 2028.