ESTERO, Fla., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16, 2013, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina DISMISSED with prejudice all claims for copyright and patent infringement asserted by plaintiffs Cornerstone BioPharma, Inc. ("Cornerstone") and J-Med Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("J-Med") against Vision Pharma, LLC ("Vision"), Sander Busman, Thomas DeStefano, and Michael McAloose. The dismissal followed the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, upholding the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences' rejection of U.S. Patent No. 6,270,796, the sole patent asserted in the case. See In re J-Med Pharmaceuticals, Inc., No. 11-1415 (Fed. Cir.). On January 11, 2013, the USPTO issued an Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate cancelling all claims of the '796 Patent.
"We were very confident from the absolute beginning that Vision, Thomas DeStefano, Michael McAloose and I would receive a most favorable outcome regarding Cornerstone and J-Med's case against us. Although these results are especially pleasing, this decision should not have taken so long to happen," said Sander S. Busman, Founder, President & CEO, Vision Pharma. Vision Pharma was represented by Ben Pleune and David Alban of Alston & Bird, LLP.
About Vision Pharma
Vision Pharma specializes in niche, generic pharmaceuticals with various delivery options and dosage forms. The company provides quality products at competitive prices while improving the lives of those who take their medicines. The organization's customer service acts promptly to requests while continuously improving to fulfill each customer and patient need. Maintaining additional inventory ensures Vision's ability to provide increased service levels. The pipeline of generic pharmaceuticals planned to market continues to be a strong focus internally and with other pharmaceutical organizations, domestically and internationally. Valuable relationships that are built show true dedication to each partnering company. You can count on Vision Pharma to consider the patient's safety as a top priority when developing and manufacturing their items. To learn more, please visit www.visionpharma.com.
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