“U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit has again found Teva’s U S Patent No. 5,800,808 (‘the 808 patent”) for Copaxone to be invalid as indefinite,” Natco Pharma said in press release.
The company awaits United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approval to launch the product, it added.
The 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the nation's top patent tribunal, was a blow to Israel's Teva in its seven-year fight against two generic drugmakers over the patent protections for Copaxone, the Reuters report suggests. CLICK HERE TO READ REPORT.
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