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Will a district court judge’s disdain sink Allergan’s sovereign immunity deal?

October 27, 2017 11:38 PM UTC

A federal judge has thrown a bucket of cold water on Allergan plc’s attempt to shield its patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe.

The disdain for the deal expressed by William Bryson, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, increases pressure on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to reject Allergan’s request that it dismiss challenges to Restasis cyclosporine patents brought under the board’s inter partes review (IPR) procedures. ...

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