13 March 2017Americas

Shire enters licence agreement with Neos Therapeutics

Pharmaceutical company Neos Therapeutics has entered into a licence agreement with Shire under which Neos has been granted a non-exclusive licence to certain patents.

According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission  filing on Monday, March 6, the licence agreement centres on Neos's NT-0201 (amphetamine extended-release oral suspension drug), a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Before the licensing deal, Neos had filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the Food and Drug Administration, asserting that Shire's patents were invalid and would not be infringed.

Under the agreement, Neos is required to pay a lump sum of less than $1 million, no later than 30 days after receiving approval of the NDA.

The agreement also contains a covenant from Shire that it will not file a patent infringement lawsuit against Neos alleging that NT-0201 would infringe the Shire patents.

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