Pamlab, Merck & Cie, and the South Alabama Medical Science Foundation allege Macoven imported drugs from Italy that infringe on the plaintiffs’ patents. The class of drugs, known as reduced folates, is prescribed to treat high-risk pregnancy, dementia, and depression, among other medical conditions.
Jamie Underwood, a partner with the law firm of Alston & Bird, is an attorney for the complainants.
“Money damages are not available at the ITC. Instead what you get is a type of injunction or an exclusion order, typically, so that any infringing products are not coming into the U.S. market.”
This is the third legal action the complainants have taken against Macoven in the past year. The first two were law suits filed in federal courts in Texas and New York.
Calls to Macoven requesting comment for this story were not returned.