Abbott Laboratories and Andrx Pharmaceuticals have settled their Northern District patent litigation over Andrx’s efforts to sell a generic version of Abbott’s extended release antibiotic Biaxin XL, Case No.05 C 1490 (discussed at length in the Blog’s archives).  According to IP Law360 (subscription required), the settlement includes an agreement that Andrx will not market a generic version of Biaxin XL for, presumably, the remainder of Abbott’s patent term.