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Rich-Vicks says McNeil, Upjohn should not be granted new judgment or trial.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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RICH-VICKS SAYS McNEIL's "UNCLEAN HANDS" UNDERMINE ROYALTY ARGUMENT that the company be allowed to recoup its investment in developing a 200 mg ibuprofen/30 mg pseudoephedrine combination product before having to pay Rich-Vicks a 7% royalty. The royalty was awarded when a jury found that Motrin IB Sinus and Sine-Aid IB were infringing Rich-Vicks' patent for the 200 mg ibuprofen/30 mg pseudoephedrine combination ("The Tan Sheet" May 22, p. 1). Rich-Vicks, a unit of Procter & Gamble, made the allegation of "unclean hands" in briefs filed with the Delaware federal court on June 8. The defendants submitted their final round of reply briefs on June 15.

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