Nos. 14-1521, 14-1522.

777 F.3d 9 (2015)

In re NEXIUM ANTITRUST LITIGATION. AstraZeneca AB, et al., Defendants-Appellants, v. United Food and Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Midwest Health Benefits Fund, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

January 21, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kannon K. Shanmugam , with whom Dane H. Butswinkas , Paul B. Gaffney , John E. Schmidtlein , Williams & Connolly LLP, Laurence A. Schoen , Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Jay P. Lefkowitz , Karen N. Walker , Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Kevin D. McDonald , Jonathan Berman , Jones Day, Timothy C. Hester , Covington & Burling LLP, Michael P. Kelly , William A. Zucker , McCarter & English, LLP, Leslie F. Su , Minerva Law, P.C., J. Douglas Baldridge , Lisa Jose Fales , Danielle R. Foley , Sarah Choi , and Venable LLP were on brief, for defendants-appellants.

Kenneth A. Wexler , with whom Wexler Wallace LLP, Steve D. Shadowen , Hillard & Shadowen LLC, J. Douglas Richards , Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, Jayne A. Goldstein , Pomerantz Grossman Hufford , Dahlstrom & Gross LLP, Glen DeValerio , and Berman DeValerio were on brief, for plaintiffs-appellees.

Kathryn Comerfold Todd , Tyler R. Green , National Chamber Litigation Center, Inc., Jeffrey S. Bucholtz , Ashley C. Parrish , Karen F. Grohman , and King & Spaulding LLP, on brief for Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, as amicus curiae in support of defendants-appellants.

Daniel E. Gustafson , Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Prof. Joshua P. Davis , Albert A. Foer , Richard Brunell , and Randy M. Stutz , on brief for American Antitrust Institute, as amicus curiae in support of plaintiffs-appellees.

Ellen Meriwether , Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel, LLP, and David A. Balto , on brief for Community Catalyst, Inc., National Legislative Association for Prescription Drug Prices, United States Public Interest Research Group, and American Independent Business Alliance, as amici curiae in support of plaintiffs-appellees.

Scott L. Nelson and Julie A. Murray , on brief for Public Citizen Litigation Group, as amicus curiae in support of plaintiffs-appellees.

Before TORRUELLA, DYK, and KAYATTA, Circuit Judges.

AstraZeneca1 sells a heartburn drug called Nexium and owns several patents related to the Nexium compound, a method of using Nexium, and the process for manufacturing Nexium ("the Nexium patents"). Nexium is a proton-pump inhibitor, a type of drug that decreases the symptoms of heartburn by reducing...

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