King Pharmaceuticals Loses Rehearing Bid

Law360, New York (December 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. revealed Monday that a federal appeals court has nixed its bid for a rehearing in a patent dispute over its top-selling hypertension medicine.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied the pharmaceutical firm's September petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc in a suit over the validity of a patent for ramipril, which King Pharmaceuticals sells under the brand name Altace, the drug maker said Monday.

“King is evaluating its remaining legal options with respect to the patent following today's...
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