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Institut Pasteur Tries To Block New Novartis Theory

Law360 (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two French research organizations have asked a federal court to prevent a Novartis AG subsidiary from presenting new legal theories for its priority claim in a three-way battle over rights to a patent covering technology for detecting HIV in blood.

Paris-based biomedical research organization Institut Pasteur and nonprofit research group Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, which was founded and is funded by the French government, filed the motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They asked the court to preclude Novartis...
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