Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) Provides Update on Gemzar(R) Litigation
4/1/2010 11:36:24 AM
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a decision yesterday on two patents for Gemzar® (gemcitabine); the compound patent expiring on November 15, 2010, and a method of use patent expiring on May 7, 2013. As to the method of use patent, the Court denied Lilly's request for an injunction on the grounds that the Eastern District of Michigan had previously found that patent invalid. Lilly has appealed that decision and oral argument is scheduled for May 7, 2010.