Teva wins US patent case against generic birth control pill

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has upheld a patent for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd’s Seasonique birth-control pill awarding summary judgement against generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. Watson had sought to sell a U.S. generic version of Seasonique before the patent expires in January 2024.

Teva is however still involved in separate litigation in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey involving applications for generic versions of Seasonique from Mylan Inc and Lupin Ltd. The impact of the Nevada decision on those cases remians unclear.

Seasonique causes women to ovulate four times a year rather than monthly – hence the name.

Categories: Intellectual Property, Israel IP, Patents, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Teva

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