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Court Rules For Pfizer In Accupril Patent Suit

Law360 (July 1, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. district court judge has ruled that Pfizer’s patents for Accupril are valid, dealing Israeli drug maker Teva a blow in its efforts to market a generic version of the $600 million blood pressure medicine.

In a June 29 decision, Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey held that Warner-Lambert's patent on a stable formulation of quinapril, the generic name of the drug, was valid, infringed and enforceable against Teva, Pfizer said.

The decision affirmed the court's...
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