Neurim Takes Second Shot At Pulling Generic Insomnia Drug

Law360, London (July 21, 2021, 7:23 PM BST) -- Neurim Pharmaceuticals has launched a second round of litigation against two Viatris Inc. subsidiaries to try and pull a generic version of its insomnia medication off the market, despite a ruling from the European Patent Office last year that revoked the company's parent patent.

The High Court claim, which became newly public on July 15, focuses on a so-called divisional patent of the parent, for a melatonin-based insomnia drug. While the parent patent was revoked by the EPO back in 2019, the descendant patent is still in force, according to the new claim.

Like the previous litigation, Neurim seeks a finding...

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