Aug 17 (Reuters) - Warner Chilcott Plc said German drugmaker Bayer Pharma AG filed a complaint
against the U.S. pharmaceutical company, alleging that Warner's oral contraceptive drug Lo Loestrin FE infringes a Bayer patent.
According to the complaint filed in a U.S. district court, Bayer is seeking an injunction on the product along with unspecified monetary damages, Warner said in a filing.
New Jersey-based Warner said it would defend the litigation as it believes the complaint lacks merit.
Bayer could not immediately be reached for comment.
Warner Chilcott's shares were a cent down at $16.98 in trading after the bell. They closed at $16.99 earlier on Friday on the Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Prateek Kumar in Bangalore; Editing by Anil D'Silva) Keywords: WARNERCHILCOTT BAYER/PATENT
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