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Magistrate Judge Burke rules summary judgment motions based on collateral estoppel.

Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke recently considered the impact of a final judgment in a parallel Nevada action on several motions for summary judgment.  Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. v. InnoPharma, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 12-260-RGA-CJB (D. Del. May 22, 2015).  Judge Burke ultimately recommended that the defendants’ invalidity motion be granted on collateral estoppel grounds, and the defendants’ non-infringement motion be granted on collateral estoppel grounds with respect to the asserted claims that were the subject of the Nevada judgment.  Judge Burke recommended that the plaintiffs’ validity motion be denied as moot, and that the defendant’s non-infringement motion with respect to the asserted claims that were not at issue in the Nevada action also be denied as moot based on a representation by plaintiffs’ counsel that those claims were no longer being asserted.

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