CANTON, Mass., Feb. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) today provided an update regarding its ongoing litigation with Purdue Pharma L.P. (“Purdue”). On February 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rendered its decision to uphold a prior ruling from the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York that invalidated four patents associated with OxyContin OP, including Purdue’s three Orange Book-listed patents asserted against the Company. The three patents are the cause of the 30 month stay currently imposed on the launch of Xtampza™ ER.
On December 23, 2015, the District Court of Massachusetts issued an order staying proceedings in relation to the three Orange Book-listed patents asserted against Collegium until February 25, 2016, which is the date scheduled by the Court for a status conference. The Court reserved the decision to grant Collegium’s motion for judgment on the three Orange Book-listed patents to be taken up again at the February 25th status conference, at which time the Court indicated it may grant Collegium’s motion for judgment or may consider extending the stay. The Court further indicated that it will consider an earlier hearing if the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issues a decision on the appeal of the New York judgment of invalidity prior to the February 25th status conference.
Upon dismissal of the Massachusetts lawsuit, the Company intends to file a request for Final approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
About Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Collegium is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing a portfolio of products that incorporate its patent-protected DETERx technology platform for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. The DETERx oral drug delivery technology is designed to provide extended-release delivery, unique abuse-deterrent properties, and flexible dose administration options.
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Vice President, Corporate Development
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc