Teva Asks Supreme Court To Weigh De Novo Review

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 5:53 PM EST) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that invalidated some of the patents for its lucrative multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, arguing the Federal Circuit had failed to give proper deference to the factual findings of district courts.

Teva said that the July ruling, which will allow Mylan Inc. and Sandoz Inc. to launch generic versions of the drug in May, shows that the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule of reviewing factual findings made during claim construction afresh on appeal,...
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