» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 63 | Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Supreme Court Takes Up Drug Company Dispute

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is wading into a patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over a multiple sclerosis treatment.

The justices agreed Monday to hear an appeal from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which claims the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrongly overturned five of its patents for the drug Copaxone.

The appeals court ruling would allow rivals Mylan Inc., Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sandoz, Inc., to start selling generic versions of the drug later this year, after the remaining patents on the drug expire.

A federal district court had earlier ruled in Teva's favor and upheld the patents. Teva says the Federal Circuit should have deferred to factual findings made in the district court.

The justices will hear the case in the fall.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 369 15,321
MORTGAGES 115 515 19,435
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 182 873 33,089
BANKRUPTCIES 54 282 11,428
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 125 4,936
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 77 304 18,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 138 4,124

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.