2018-1976, 2018-2023.

7 F.4th 1320 (2021)

GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC, SmithKline Beecham (Cork) Limited, Plaintiffs-Appellants v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., Defendant-Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Decided: August 5, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Juanita Rose Brooks , Fish & Richardson P.C., San Diego, CA, argued for plaintiffs-appellants. Also represented by Michael Ari Amon , Craig E. Countryman , Jonathan Elliot Singer ; Elizabeth M. Flanagan , Michael J. Kane , William Woodford , Minneapolis, MN; Nitika Gupta Fiorella , Douglas E. McCann , Wilmington, DE.

William M. Jay , Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC, argued for defendant-cross-appellant. Also represented by Jaime Santos ; Elaine Blais , J. Anthony Downs , Robert Frederickson, III , Christopher T. Holding , Alexandra Lu , Lana S. Shiferman , Daryl L. Wiesen , Boston, MA; Ira J. Levy , New York, NY.

Andrew M. Alul , Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae Apotex Inc.

Matthew S. Hellman , Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Association for Accessible Medicines. Also represented by Noah Bokatlindell ; Jeffrey Francer , Association for Accessible Medicines, Washington, DC.

Michael Carrier , Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ, for amici curiae Margo Bagley, Ann Bartow, Jeremy Bock, Irene Calboli, Michael Carrier, Bernard Chao, Thomas Cheng, Andrew Chin, Jorge L. Contreras, Joshua Davis, Stacey L. Dogan, Stacie B. Dusetzina, Samuel F. Ernst, Harry First, Michal Gal, William Gallagher, Shubha Ghosh, Yaniv Heled, Tim Holbrook, Erik Hovenkamp, Eileen M. Kane, Ariel Katz, Aaron S. Kesselheim, John B. Kirkwood, Mark A. Lemley, Christopher R. Leslie, Yvette Joy Liebesman, Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Phillip R. Malone, Duncan Matthews, Stephen M. Maurer, Stephen McJohn, Michael J. Meurer, Roger Noll, Tyler T. Ochoa, Jennifer D. Oliva, Barack Orbach, Luigi Palombi, Jordan Paradise, Srividhya Ragavan, Zia Rahman, Arti K. Rai, Ana Santos Rutschman, Rachel E. Sachs, William M. Sage, Christopher L. Sagers, Catherine Sandoval, Joshua David Sarnoff, Ameet Sarpatwari, Kurt M. Saunders, Steven Semeraro, David A. Simon, Michael Sinha, Jennifer Sturiale, H.H.B. Vedder, Liza Vertinsky, Melissa Feeney Wasserman. Also represented by Matthew James Dowd , Robert James Scheffel , Dowd Scheffel PLLC, Washington, DC.

Hansjorg Sauer , Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Also represented by Melissa A. Brand ; Brian Paul Barrett , Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

Kathryn Ardizzone , Knowledge Ecology International, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Knowledge Ecology International, James Packard Love.

Steffen Nathanael Johnson , Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Also represented by Adam William Burrowbridge , John Bernard Kenney ; Wendy L. Devine , Tung On Kong , San Francisco, CA; George E. Powell, III , Palo Alto, CA.

Jane M. Love , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY, for amicus curiae Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Also represented by Robert Trenchard .

Michael N. Kennedy , Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Also represented by David Evan Korn , Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington, DC.

Mason Andrew Kortz , Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, for amicus curiae The R Street Institute.

Dan L. Bagatell , Perkins Coie LLP, Hanover, NH, for amicus curiae Sandoz, Inc. Also represented by Andrew Dufresne , Madison, WI.

William Barnett Schultz , Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Henry A. Waxman. Also represented by Margaret Dotzel , Cassandra Trombleyshapir Jonas .

Dissenting opinion filed by Circuit Judge Prost.

GlaxoSmithKline LLC and SmithKline Beecham (Cork) Ltd. (collectively, GSK) sued Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for infringement of claims of GSK's Reissue Patent No. RE40,000. After the jury's verdict of infringement and its award of damages, the district court granted Teva's...

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