Patent Claims Ruling For Wyeth Sticks In Effexor Suit

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied a bid by Sandoz Inc. for an interlocutory appeal of a claims construction ruling that resulted in partial summary judgment for Wyeth in its patent infringement suit over a proposed generic version of depression and anxiety drug Effexor.

Judge James C. Denver III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled Wednesday that Sandoz failed to meet the standard necessary for an interlocutory appeal.

In March, Sandoz asked Judge Denver to immediately certify his order granting...
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