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Paul Hastings Obtains Summary Judgment for Major Pharmaceutical Company

November 06, 2006

Paul Hastings Obtains Summary Judgment Motion for
Major Pharmaceutical Company

New York - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, won a summary judgment motion on behalf of Eisai Co. Ltd. regarding the pharmaceutical company's billion dollar a year ulcer medication, Aciphex. 

A federal court in Manhattan rejected claims by generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals that the drug's patent claims are obvious (Eisai Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.).

The Paul Hastings team was led by New York partners Joseph O'Malley and Bruce Wexler.

About Eisai Co., Ltd. Eisai Co., Ltd. is a research-based human health care company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide health care system. Eisai employs more than 9,000 people worldwide.

The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. With more than 290 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 185 litigators in the Employment Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime. The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

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