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Novo Nordisk To Appeal Decision On Norditropin

Law360 (September 8, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has decided to appeal a court decision that rendered its patent for recombinant human growth hormone invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

In a decision issued on August 3, Judge Susan Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dealt 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...
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