Novo Nordisk Sues Sanofi-Aventis Over Insulin Delivery Patents

Law360, New York (September 6, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk A/S has sued its French rival Sanofi-Aventis over patents for its device for administering insulin to people living with diabetes.

Sanofi-Aventis’ handheld OptiClik is an insulin delivery device, or “insulin pen” for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk alleges the device infringes on of its patents, prompting the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for Delaware.

The complaint accuses Sanofi-Aventis of willful and deliberate infringement, while seeking attorney’s fees, as well as preliminary and permanent injunctions. Also named in...
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