Federal Circuit Rules for The Medicines Company in Angiomax® (bivalirudin) Patent Litigation
The Medicines Company announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court, in an en banc review, unanimously affirmed the earlier district court ruling in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., finding that the Company's Orange Book patents covering Angiomax® that expire in 2028 (pediatric exclusivity expiring in 2029) were not invalid under the "on sale" bar. The Federal Circuit also remanded the remainder of the issues on appeal and cross-appeal to the original Federal Circuit panel.
Clive Meanwell, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, The Medicines Company, said, “We are pleased that the district court decision on invalidity has been upheld. We continue to believe that our patents are valid and infringed by the ANDA filers, and are now considering all of our options with respect to Hospira, Mylan, and other generics.”
About The Medicines Company
The Medicines Company's purpose is to save lives, alleviate suffering and contribute to the economics of healthcare by focusing on leading acute/intensive care hospitals worldwide. Its vision is to be a leading provider of solutions in three areas: serious infectious disease care, acute cardiovascular care and surgery and perioperative care. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions with global centers today in Parsippany, N.J. and Zurich.
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