BREAKING: Eli Lilly success as UK Supreme Court finds Actavis products directly and indirectly infringe pemetrexed patent
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"Whether a new pemetrexed based cancer treatment produced by Actavis UK Limited and others infringes Eli Lilly and Company’s patent and its foreign designations either indirectly under s. 60(2) of the Patents Act 1977 (matter for appeal) or directly under a proper interpretation of Article 69 of the Europe Patent Convention 2000 (matter for cross-appeal)."This morning the UK Supreme Court posted a summary of their decision as follows:
"The Supreme Court allows Eli Lilly's appeal and holds that Actavis' products directly infringe Eli Lilly's patent in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. The Court dismisses Actavis' cross-appeal on the basis that if its products did not directly infringe, they would indirectly infringe to the extent held by the Court of Appeal."Full reasons will be handed down next Wednesday at 9:45AM (see here).
This is of course an interesting development in light of last week's (not yet reported) decision regarding Eli Lilly's unsuccessful application to prevent Actavis/Teva from launching its generic pemetrexed product in Spain. They had undertaken to act in Spain in accordance with the outcome of the English litigation. In light of those undertakings, it seems that Actavis/Teva's launch plans have been scuppered.
For a summary of the litigation see this IPKat report here.
BREAKING: Eli Lilly success as UK Supreme Court finds Actavis products directly and indirectly infringe pemetrexed patent Reviewed by Annsley Merelle Ward on Friday, July 07, 2017 Rating: