Teva and Novartis Settle Patent Litigation regarding Famciclover

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., has signed an agreement with Novartis to settle patent litigation involving Teva’s U.S. generic version of Novartis’ Famvir(R) (famciclovir) 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg tablets including all claims for patent infringement and damages. Teva launched its generic famciclovir tablets in the U.S. in September 2007.

The present agreement releases Teva for all past and future activities in connection with the U.S. marketing and sale of Teva’s generic famciclovir tablets. Under the terms of the agreement, Teva will make a one-time payment to Novartis in addition to an ongoing royalty on U.S. sales of the generic product.



Categories: drugs, Patents, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Teva, US

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