Case Name: The Medicines Company v. Sun Pharma Global FZE et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-15175-BAF-RSW
Date Filed: 11/23/2011
Judge: Hon. Bernard A. Friedman
The Medicines Company (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Sun Pharma Global FZE, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., and Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (collectively, “Defendants”) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,582,727 and 7,598,343 both entitled “Pharmaceutical Formulations of Bivalirudin and Processes of Making the Same.” Defendants allegedly sought approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and sell a generic product before the expiration of Plaintiff’s patents. On April 26, 2012, the court dismissed the case after the Plaintiff failed to file a timely executed service of summons and complaint.