Court Extends Pre-Trial Order Deadline In Plavix Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 23, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has extended the pre-trial order submission deadline in a patent challenge to Sanofi-Aventis' blood-thinning drug Plavix.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved an extension of the date for submission of the pre-trial order by the parties to April 8. The submission date had previously been scheduled for March 4, Sanofi-Aventis said.

All the parties in the litigation requested that that deadline be extended, Sanofi said in a statement.

Wednesday's is the second-extention of the pre-trial order...
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