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Indivior Preliminary Injunction on Generic (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film Upheld

- Company will continue to vigorously defend our SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone)
Sublingual Film intellectual property -

Slough, UK, 31 July 2018 – Indivior PLC (LON: INDV) (Indivior or the Company) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has denied Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories’ (DRL’s) motion for a stay of the July 13, 2018 preliminary injunction (PI) previously granted by the District of New Jersey. The PI prohibits DRL from using, importing, selling, or offering to sell its generic buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual film product. DRL appealed this ruling, and filed emergency motions seeking to expedite the appeal of the PI, and to stay the PI pending a ruling on appeal. Today’s ruling means that DRL continues to be prohibited from using, importing, selling, or offering to sell its generic buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual film product pending a favorable outcome for DRL on its appeal of the PI, or the District of New Jersey litigation related to U.S. Patent No. 9,931,305 (the ‘305 Patent); 9,687,454 (the ’454 Patent); and 9,855,221 (the ’221 Patent). The CAFC previously granted DRL’s motion to expedite the appeal, and oral argument will be held the first week of October 2018.

Indivior will continue to vigorously defend its patent rights to SUBOXONE®Film, including opposing DRL’s PI appeal, and continuing to pursue the appeal of the District of Delaware’s noninfringement ruling related to U.S. Patent No. 8,603,514 (the ’514 Patent), and the recently filed litigation asserting the ’305, ’454, and ’221 Patents in the District of New Jersey.

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About Indivior
Indivior is a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a 20-year legacy of leadership in patient advocacy and health policy while providing education on evidence-based treatment models that have revolutionized modern addiction treatment. The name is the fusion of the words individual and endeavour, and the tagline “Focus on you” makes the Company’s commitment clear. Indivior is dedicated to transforming addiction from a global human crisis to a recognized and treated chronic disease. Building on its global portfolio of opioid dependence treatments, Indivior has a strong pipeline of product candidates designed to both expand on its heritage in this category and address other chronic conditions and co-occurring disorders of addiction, including alcohol use disorder and schizophrenia. Headquartered in the United States in Richmond, VA, Indivior employs more than 1000 individuals globally and its portfolio of products is available in over 40 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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