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Barr Announces Agreements to Settle Mirapex(R) and Aggrenox(R) Patent Challenges
Date:8/12/2008

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) announced today that its Barr Laboratories subsidiary has signed a Settlement Agreement and a License Agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to resolve the patent litigation involving Boehringer Ingelheim's Mirapex(R) product. Separately, Barr Laboratories entered into a Settlement Agreement and a Supply Agreement to resolve the patent litigation regarding Boehringer Ingelheim's Aggrenox(R) product and Duramed Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, entered into a Co-Promotion Agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim relating to Aggrenox(R).

"The agreements announced today equitably resolve our patent litigation regarding these two products in a way that benefits consumers and Barr's shareholders," said Bruce L. Downey, Barr's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, the co-promotion agreement creates significant opportunities for both Barr and Boehringer Ingelheim, adding a new product to Duramed's promotional portfolio and providing Boehringer Ingelheim with unique access to physicians in the women's health care area, through the Duramed sales force."

Mirapex(R) Settlement Agreement and License Agreement

Under these agreements, Barr Laboratories is permitted to launch its generic version of Mirapex commencing no later than January 1, 2010, approximately 10 months earlier than the expiration of the Boehringer Ingelheim patent at issue in the patent challenge litigation. Upon launch, Barr would pay Boehringer Ingelheim an undisclosed royalty amount.

Aggrenox(R) Settlement Agreement and Supply Agreement

Under these agreements, Barr Laboratories is permitted to launch an authorized generic version of A
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