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Sep 15, 2017
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Allergan partners with tribe to fight IPR

In an effort to create a shield against patent challenges under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inter partes review process, Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) announced Sept. 8 that it had transferred ownership of six patents covering dry eye drug Restasis cyclosporine to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Citing its sovereign immunity as a recognized tribal government, the tribe is filing a motion to dismiss ongoing IPR challenges to the patents, Allergan reported.

Allergan said its action is intended to eliminate the IPR...

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