Apotex Asks Judge To Lift Plavix Injunction

Law360, New York (October 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawyers for Canadian generic maker Apotex Inc. urged Federal Circuit judges on Tuesday to permit it to sell a copycat version of Plavix until the patent dispute with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis over the drug is resolved.

Apotex is seeking to reverse a preliminary injunction preventing it from making and selling a generic version of the blood-thinning drug.

The three federal appellate judges asked Apotex numerous questions as to why it was necessary that Apotex sell the generic drug before the case goes to trial,...
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