Indiana Patent Litigation: Eli Lilly Asks Indiana Federal Court to Adjudicate Dispute Regarding Patented Pharmaceutical


Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana patent attorneys for Plaintiff Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana (“Lilly”) filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana asserting infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,772,209 (“the ‘209 patent”), which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

This patent infringement lawsuit asserts unlawful behavior by two Defendants. Specifically, the complaint states that Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. of Princeton, New Jersey is acting on behalf of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd. of Hyderabad, India in seeking approval to manufacture and sell a generic version of Lilly’s ALIMTA┬«, a chemotherapy agent used for the treatment of various types of cancer. Lilly further contends that the two Defendants are agents and/or alter-egos of one another.

Lilly states that unless Defendants are “enjoined from infringing the ‘209 patent, actively inducing infringement of the ‘209 patent, and contributing to the infringement by others of the ‘209 patent, Lilly will suffer irreparable injury.”

This lawsuit, filed by Indiana patent lawyers for Lilly, lists a single count: Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,772,209. Lilly seeks a declaratory judgment, equitable relief, damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.

The case was assigned to Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch, in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-00308-JMS-DML.


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