Novo Nordisk Misled USPTO, Federal Circuit Rules

Law360, New York (October 6, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Novo Nordisk misled the patent office when it applied for a patent for a human growth hormone, the Federal Circuit ruled in a decision that will derail the company’s bid to keep a generic version of the hormone out of the U.S.

Novo Nordisk sued its generics rivals, Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and New Jersey-based Bio-Technololgy General Corp. in April 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, asserting its patent for using recombinant DNA to create hGH proteins in E.Coli bacteria....
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