US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

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US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:46 am

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A federal court upheld Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s patents on its multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone, helping the generic drug giant to beat back threats to its top-selling drug from rivals Mylan Inc. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The dispute put Teva--the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs--in the unusual position of defending against some of the same arguments it has made against other branded drugs in previous patent battles.

By seeking to cast Teva's claims to its branded drug as "invalid and unenforceable," rivals Mylan and Momenta employed a well-trodden tactic of Teva itself.

A U.S. district court in New York rejected those claims, however, ruling Friday that generic versions of Copaxone being separately developed by Mylan and Momenta infringe upon Teva's claims to the drug.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1903
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Re: US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

Postby its2much » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:41 am

This is very bad news....
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Re: US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

Postby NHE » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:05 pm

From the full news story...

Analysts weighing in on the ruling said a generic threat to Copaxone now appears off the table until Teva's patents on the drug begin to expire in mid-2014.
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Re: US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

Postby eaglez » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:21 pm

What a philanthropic organization.
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