Novartis Targets Teva Over Myfortic Patents

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Novartis AG accused Israeli generics maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in Delaware on Wednesday of infringing a group of its patents related to immunosuppressive agent Myfortic.

In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Teva submitted an abbreviated new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that infringes the claims of Novartis' U.S. Patent Numbers 6,025,391; 6,172,107; and 6,306,900, which are all associated with Myfortic.

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