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Watson Reaches Settlement with Teva Over Seasonale(R)
Date:5/7/2010

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc. has reached a settlement with Teva Women's Health, Inc. on outstanding patent litigation related to Teva's Seasonale® (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 0.15 mg/0.03 mg) product.

On December 13, 2007, Teva filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Watson in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey involving Watson's Quasense® product, which is a generic equivalent of Teva's Seasonale®.  Under terms of the settlement agreement, Teva has granted Watson a fully paid-up license to the U.S. patents covering Seasonale® and Watson will continue marketing its generic equivalent product Quasense® (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 0.15 mg/0.03 mg).  Watson further admits that the licensed patents are valid and enforceable.

About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company.  The Company is engaged in the development and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals and specialized branded pharmaceutical products focused on Urology and Women's Health.  Watson has operations in many of the world's established and growing international markets.

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