Novartis Swings Back At Mylan In Blood Transfusion IP Row

Law360, London (August 21, 2020, 3:53 PM BST) -- Novartis swung a counterpunch in its fight with Mylan over its plans to sell a generic version of its blood transfusion drug, arguing that Novartis' prior participation in Europe's "orphan" drug program doesn't prevent it now from getting an extension on its patent rights.

The latest filing in the High Court battle, Novartis AG's reply and defense to Mylan's counterclaim, acknowledges that its iron-reducing drug Exjade was given a decade of market exclusivity under the program, which is intended to promote the development of treatments for rare medical conditions. But that's now expired, it said.

The relevant regulation from the European...

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