Teva Coreg Damages Reinstated As AAM Bemoans ‘Antithetical’ Ruling
Israeli Firm Is On Hook Again For $235m Payment
Teva has once again been instructed to compensate GSK with $235m in damages after a split US Court of Appeals reversed a lower court finding that Teva had not willfully induced infringement of a method-of-use patent shielding the originator’s Coreg antihypertensive.
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Teva has been denied in its attempt to convince the US Supreme Court to re-examine long-running litigation with GSK over skinny-label carve-outs of generic indications. However, the generics firm has vowed to fight on as the case is returned to the district court level, while the wider off-patent industry weighs the impact of the latest decision.
With the US solicitor general offering support for Teva over GSK in long-running litigation over skinny-label carve-outs of generic indications, the stage could be set for a major reversal at the Supreme Court that would favor the generics industry.
As the US Supreme Court deliberates on whether to grant Teva’s petition to review its litigation with GSK over “skinny label” generics that carve out patented indications, Aziz Burgy, partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, talks to Generics Bulletin about the key issues at stake.