Sanofi-Aventis Suit Stayed For Genentech Petition

Law360 (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday granted Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH’s bid to stay a declaratory judgment patent suit brought by Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. while an appeals court resolves a petition for a writ of mandamus Genentech lodged in a separate case.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California signed off on an order granting the defendants’ motion to stay the case on Tuesday. Depending on how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rules on...
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