Inventor Sues Pfizer's Japan Unit For 1B Yen

Law360, New York (August 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former employee of Pfizer Japan Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. drug maker with the Tokyo District Court, seeking 1 billion yen for what he claims is his invention of a technology for dosage adjustments.

The lawsuit, filed last month, says the man invented a technology that allows hypertension drug tablets to be divided easily for adjustment of doses. He invented the technology when he headed a drug laboratory at Pfizer Japan, the Japanese unit of the U.S. drug maker, in 1993 and...
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