WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (Nasdaq: VNDA) announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied petitions for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc filed by West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, relating to Vanda's U.S. Patent number 8,586,610 (the '610 Patent) for Fanapt®. This denial by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit leaves undisturbed its prior decision that West-Ward Pharmaceuticals's Abbreviated New Drug Application for iloperidone infringed the '610 Patent, and that West-Ward Pharmaceuticals had not proven the '610 Patent invalid. The '610 Patent is set to expire November 2, 2027.
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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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