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Cancer drug: Supreme Court allows Cipla to withdraw appeal against Roche

The single judge had also refused to revoke the patent of the Swiss company as sought by Cipla

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed domestic drug manufacturer Cipla, which recently arrived at a settlement with Swiss pharma major Roche over a lung cancer drug, to withdraw its petition on the patent row. The apex court was informed that the two companies on May 30 had arrived at a settlement before the Delhi High Court to close the patent dispute between them over the drug erlotinib hydrochloride, manufactured and sold by Roche under the name of Tarceva and Cipla's Erlocip. Cipla had filed a petition challenging the High Court's November 27, 2015 order holding that it had ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 16:01 IST
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