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Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Files Suit Against Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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The lawsuit alleges that after European patent 1,379,224 was granted to Synergy but prior to issuance, Ironwood and Dr. Currie opposed the patent before the European Patent Office and presented to the European Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, data and arguments that were false, contradictory, inaccurate and misleading.

In its complaint, Synergy accuses Ironwood and Dr. Currie of, among other things, unfair competition, fraud and unjust enrichment and seeks $500 million in actual and punitive damages.

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