Case Study 2 – Abuse deterrent opioid products litigation, 2013

The Challenge:

The case required replicating Hot Melt Extrusion tablets to examine their hardness.

The Acumen Approach:

Acumen formed a team of three experts and five laboratory researchers from academia to:

  • Implement a hot melt extrusion tablet manufacturing process per prior art description and use the process to manufacture tablets for a variety of testing conditions.
  • Test the hardness of tablets manufactured according to the prior art process.
  • Test the prior art tablets to determine whether the tablets infringed patent claims.
  • Perform multiple literature searches in support of expert reports.
  • Assist attorneys in preparing trial demonstratives.
  • Provide court testimony.
The Result:

Case was won by Acumen client and two patents were invalidated.