2016-2722, 2016-2726.

875 F.3d 636 (2017)

SANOFI, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellees v. WATSON LABORATORIES INC., Sandoz Inc., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Decided: November 9, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

WILLIAM E. SOLANDER , Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, New York, NY, argued for plaintiffs-appellees. Also represented by ANNA ELIZABETH DWYER , ZACHARY GARRETT , DANIEL JOHN MINION , JAMES R. TYMINSKI, JR.

MAUREEN L. RURKA , Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, IL, argued for defendant-appellants. Defendant-appellant Sandoz Inc. also represented by TYLER JOHANNES , JULIA MANO JOHNSON .

NATALIE CHRISTINE CLAYTON , Alston & Bird LLP, New York, NY, for defendant-appellant Watson Laboratories, Inc. Also represented by CHRISTOPHER L. McARDLE , YI WEN WU .

Before Prost, Chief Judge, Wallach, and Taranto, Circuit Judges.

Sanofi owns U.S. Patent Nos. 8,318,800 and 8,410,167, which describe and claim compositions and uses of the cardiovascular (specifically, antiarrhythmic) drug dronedarone. The '800 patent, which expires in 2019, claims pharmaceutical compositions containing dronedarone. The '167 patent, which expires in 2029, claims methods...

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