Appellate Court in the Netherlands Upholds Basic Lipitor Patent, Prevents Launch of Ranbaxy Product before November 2011
"Today's decision is another affirmation of the strength of the intellectual property behind Lipitor, one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our era," said Pfizer General Counsel Allen Waxman. "The court's ruling reinforces the fundamental principle that patent laws exist to support and encourage medical innovators, not undermine them."
Ranbaxy can seek to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
Vanessa Aristide, 212-733-3784
Posted: February 2008
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