Merck, Viatris agree to settle patent feud surrounding diabetes drugs
The dispute between Merck and Viatris over the patent rights for blockbuster diabetes drugs Januvia and Janumet is over — so long as a judge signs off.
Attorneys for both Merck and Mylan Pharmaceuticals — now a part of Viatris — requested last week that the district court in West Virginia enter a final judgment in the case (1:19-cv-00101-IMK) upon remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a court that has special appellate jurisdiction over certain types of cases. These cases include patents, trademarks and government contracts.
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