DUBLIN, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and its subsidiaries today announced that it has reached a settlement regarding its litigation with Famy Care Limited relating to Allergan's United States Patent Nos. 8,629,111; 8,633,162; 8,642,556; 8,648,048; 8,685,930 and 9,248,191 covering RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%. The patents are listed in the Orange Book and expire on August 27, 2024.
As a result of the settlement, all Famy Care litigation regarding RESTASIS® patents will be dismissed and Famy Care will terminate its pending petitions for Inter Parties Review. Allergan will grant Famy Care a license to market a generic version of RESTASIS® in the United States beginning on February 27, 2024, or earlier under certain circumstances. Additional details regarding the settlement were not disclosed.
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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories.
Allergan is an industry leader in Open Science, a model of research and development, which defines our approach to identifying and developing game-changing ideas and innovation for better patient care. With this approach, Allergan has built one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry with 65+ mid-to-late stage pipeline programs currently in development.
Allergan's success is powered by our more than 18,000 global colleagues' commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what is right.
With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.
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