Astra v. Apotex: CAFC Affirms Non-infringement of Method of Use Claims

In AstraZeneca Pharms. LP. v. Apotex Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled that an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”), filed under § 355(j)(2)(B)(ii) and limited to FDA approved, but unpatented uses of a medication, is not an act of infringement of Orange Book-listed patents covering approved but different uses of the same medication. The Court did find that Plaintiff’s allegation that its listed patents are infringed was sufficient to establish subject matter jurisdiction over the generic Defendants.