Update Of Patent Litigation Schedules In The United States For Plavix(R) And Lovenox(R)

PARIS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plavix(R) litigation in the United States

Sanofi-aventis, Apotex and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories did not file the pre-trial order yesterday. The parties had previously submitted a joint stipulation for an extension of the submission date of the pre-trial order beyond December 8. The court has not yet acted on this request.

Lovenox(R) litigation in the United States

The judge has rescheduled the trial date from July 19, 2005 to September 7, 2005.

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