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US appeals court: Watson did not infringe Reckitt Mucinex patent

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The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling that Watson's generic versions of Reckitt Benckiser's Mucinex expectorant products do not infringe a key patent for a sustained-release formula held by Reckitt. With the ruling, Watson may be one step closer to potentially bringing its versions to the US market, as the company still needs FDA approval of the products.

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