Bartlit Beck Defends Patent on Blockbuster Antibiotic Cipro

Bayer v. Carlsbad (2002)

Federal Court in San Diego

Fred Bartlit and Mark Levine successfully defended Bayer's patent on the blockbuster drug "Cipro" against this "Hatch-Waxman" challenge to the patent's validity brought by a generic manufacturer, Carlsbad.  After a 12-day bench trial, Judge Brewster of the Federal Court in San Diego rejected the generic challenger's claim that the patented invention was obvious.

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