We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Novo's Human Growth Hormone Patent Ruled Invalid, Unenforceable

Law360 (August 6, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district court has found Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk's patent for recombinant human growth hormone invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

The decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware deals a blow to the world’s largest insulin maker’s bid to block Israeli generics maker Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. and Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc. from selling human growth hormone in the U.S.

The judge said a patent owned by Novo was invalid because of Novo's errors in the application process before...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.