Monday, December 18, 2006

Novo to continue Patent suit, Pfizer wins first round!

Novo Nordisk will continue fighting patent suit against Pfizer over the inhaler insulin product Exubera following adverse decision of a U.S. district judge to dismiss a preliminary motion against Pfizer. Judge Leonard Sand in his judgment denied to immediately block sales of Pfizer’s Exubera product, saying the public’s need for a ‘new and less invasive treatment for diabetes’ outweighed Novo Nordisk’s claims that Pfizer is infringing on its patents. In his 13-page ruling, Sand said determination of the validity and infringement of these patents “will be well served through closer inspection at trial.”

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