No. 03 C 3646.

289 F.Supp.2d 986 (2003)

ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., Plaintiff, v. PENTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., SmithKline Beecham Corp., Beecham Group PLC, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and SmithKline Beecham PLC, Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division.

October 29, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David C. Bohan, Michael David Richman, Jonathan Stephen Polish, Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., Chicago, IL, William T. Enos, Richard D. Kelly, Stephen G. Baxter, Frank J. West, Robert C. Nissen, John D. Dellinger, Aarti J. Shah, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., Alexandria, VA, for Plaintiff.

John W. Treece, Robert N. Hochman, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Chicago, IL, Richard A. Edlin, Greenberg Taurig, LLP, New York, NY, Joseph A. Tate, George M Gowen, III, Dechert, Price & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA, Ford F. Farabow, Richard B. Racine, York M. Faulkner, Robert D. Bajefsky, Jason R Buratti, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, DC, for Defendants.


POSNER, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation.

The plaintiff, Asahi, brought this patent and antitrust suit against two groups of affiliated entities (collectively "Glaxo" and "Pentech"); it was assigned to me under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 291(b) because of its close relation to two previous patent infringement suits that had been assigned to and decided by me. SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Apotex Corp., 247 F.Supp...

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