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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) Announces U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Its Appeal on COPAXONE® Patent


3/31/2014 11:01:12 AM

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JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) today announced that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted the Company’s COPAXONE® certiorari petition and will hear its appeal of a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that invalidated the claim of U.S. Patent 5,800,808 (the “’808 patent”). The 808 patent expires on September 1, 2015 and claims a process for manufacturing the active ingredient of Teva’s relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) product, COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) 20mg/mL. Teva is pleased that the Court has agreed to hear its appeal and Teva remains committed to pursuing all options to protect its intellectual property for COPAXONE®.

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