European Patent Appeals Board Rules for Transkaryotic

Law360, New York (October 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European patent appeals board invalidated a patent that Serono SA claimed had been infringed by Transkaryotic Therapies, Transkaryotic said in a statement.

Serono filed a lawsuit against Transkaryotic in the District Court at The Hague in the Netherlands in February, alleging that Transkaryotic infringed a gene-activation patent related to its drug Replagal for Fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder.

However, the Technical Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office invalidated the patent held by Serono's subsidiary, Applied Research Systems ARS Holdings, N.V., Transkaryotic said...
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