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U.S. Appeals Court Tosses Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MNTA) Injunction Against Generic Lovenox


8/6/2012 7:29:53 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug 3, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in the characterization and engineering of complex drugs, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its substantive opinion on its previous decision to stay the preliminary injunction in the case against Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and International Medical Systems, Ltd.

"The opinion outlined in the ruling is a setback for Momenta in this particular litigation and has potentially wide ranging implications for all patent holders," commented Craig Wheeler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Momenta. "We are reviewing the court's opinion and are considering our options for moving forward in this ongoing case."

About Momenta

Momenta Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company specializing in the detailed structural analysis of complex mixture drugs and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Momenta is applying its technology to the development of generic versions of complex drug products, as well as to the discovery and development of novel drugs.

To receive additional information about Momenta, please visit the website at www.momentapharma.com , which does not form a part of this press release.

Our logo, trademarks, and service marks are the property of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks, or service marks are property of their respective owners.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including statements relating to its beliefs and intentions related to litigation with Amphastar and Watson, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "could increase the likelihood," "hope," "target," "project," "goals," "potential," "predict," "might," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "is planned," "may," "should," "will," "will enable," "would be expected," "look forward," "may provide," "would" or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the section "Risk Factors," as well as other documents that may be filed by Momenta from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, the Company's actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Momenta is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com

SOURCE: Momenta Pharmaceuticals

CONTACT: Lora Pike

Senior Director, Investor Relations and

Corporate Communications

lpike@momentapharma.com

617-395-5189



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