On November 20, 2018, the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision in Opportunity Finance’s favor and agreed with the lower courts that the complaint failed to state a claim.
After a four-day bench trial in front of Judge Lawrence F. Stengel, the court ruled in Bayer’s favor, rejecting the generic companies’ challenge to the validity of Bayer’s patent.
In their interview with the magazine, the pair discussed their landmark win on behalf of former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and Minister of Defense José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín. This case represented the first time a former head of state was tried in a U.S. court. They also discussed their key trial tip, “Trust your associates to carry the ball.
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