Judge Stays Sanofi Safety Needle Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has stayed a patent infringement suit filed by Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH against Novo Nordisk Inc. over a safety needle for insulin injection until a district court rules on a similar suit the diabetes treatment manufacturer filed three days earlier.

Judge Ron Clark in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Texas ruled on Friday that he would not dismiss or transfer Sanofi's case, instead electing to wait until the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decides on Novo's...
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