AstraZeneca, Teva Patent Spat Flares Up

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The stakes of a patent infringement suit between AstraZeneca PLC and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. over the generic version of AstraZeneca's asthma medication Pulmicort Respules have reached a new level after Teva announced Wednesday that its drug had been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration despite a trial scheduled for January.

AstraZeneca wasted no time responding to the news, filing a temporary restraining order the same day in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to stop Teva from launching the generic...
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