U.S. District Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgment in Eli Lilly Co. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
On December 31, 2009, Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the United States District Court for New Jersey granted Eli Lilly's motion for summary judgment in Eli Lilly Co. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC No. 07-cv-3770 (D.N.J. Dec. 31, 2009) that multiple defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,658,590 ("the '590 patent") by inducing another party to infringe the '590 patent. Eli Lilly, No. 07-cv-3770, slip op. at 43. Additionally, the District Court denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment for lack of enablement. Id. Furthermore, the District Court granted in part and denied in part Eli Lilly's motion for summary judgment of no inequitable conduct; granted Eli Lilly's motion for summary judgment of no invalidity based on anticipation; and denied defendants' motion for summary judgment of invalidity based upon obviousness. Id.