Roche Fights To Protect Boniva Patent

Law360, New York (September 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hoffman-La Roche Inc. has set its sights on rival drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. over its filing of an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a generic equivalent of its osteoporosis drug Boniva.

The suit, which is at least the fourth Roche has lodged in an effort to protect its patent for Boniva in about a month, was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and also names Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc.

Roche said in...
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