USPTO Grants Reissuance Of Lovenox Patent

Law360, New York (December 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three’s the charm for French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis, whose bid for a reissuance of the U.S. patent for best-selling anti-blood clotting drug Lovenox finally has won approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

The USPTO previously rejected two attempts to file an application to reissue the patent.

The drug maker said a new U.S. patent for Lovenox could be issued by mid-2005. During the reissuance process, the current patent remains in force but will be replaced by the new patent when it is issued. The...
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