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US Copaxone patents confirmed as invalid

Executive Summary

Four patents protecting Teva’s Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) 40mg/ ml thrice-weekly formulation are invalid as obvious, the US Court of Appeals has confirmed in two parallel decisions. The decisions remove the threat of damages against Mylan and Sandoz, which launched glatiramer acetate (GA) 40mg pre-filled syringes ‘at risk’ pending Teva’s appeal (Generics bulletin, 16 February 2018, page 15).

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