AstraZeneca Sues Teva Over Seroquel Patent Challenge

Law360, New York (November 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The world’s largest generic drug maker will head to court again to defend itself against allegations of patent infringement in yet another campaign to produce a generic version of AstraZeneca's best-selling drug.

AstraZeneca has sued Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging that Teva’s attempts to market a generic version of popular antipsychotic drug Seroquel amount to infringement of AstraZeneca’s patents for the drug, which are set to expire in 2011.

In September, Teva filed an...
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