Novo Nordisk Takes On Sanofi Over Insulin Pens

Law360 (July 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Denmark-based drug maker Novo Nordisk A/S has filed a suit against Sanofi-Aventis and its U.S. affiliate for allegedly infringing an injection device patent through the French pharmaceutical company's yet-to-be-launched insulin pen SoloStar.

Wasting no time in enforcing the rights to its invention, Novo Nordisk filed the suit on July 10, the same day that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent entitled “injection device.”

Novo Nordisk claims that Sanofi-Aventis' SoloStar, a prefilled disposable insulin pen, violates the patent. The Danish company is seeking an...
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