Teva announced in a press release on Friday, January 27, 2006 a favorable court decision regarding its generic version of Allegra.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq:TEVA) announced today that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has denied a motion filed by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Albany Molecular Research, Inc. for a preliminary injunction related to Teva's Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Tablets, the AB-rated generic equivalent of Aventis' antihistamine Allegra® Tablets.
On September 6, 2005, Teva and Barr announced that they had entered into an agreement and launched the Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Tablet products. Under the agreement, Barr took the regulatory steps necessary to permit Teva to obtain final U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Teva's Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Tablets and to sell the product within Barr's 180-day exclusivity.
In June 2004, Barr and Teva were granted summary judgment of non-infringement with respect to three patents, and were granted summary judgment of invalidity on an additional patent in the case in April 2005. Several patents remain in the litigation. A trial date has not been set.