Gilead to resolve Viread patent litigation case with Teva

Published on February 20, 2013 at 12:50 AM · No Comments

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that Gilead and Teva Pharmaceuticals have reached an agreement in principle to settle the ongoing patent litigation concerning the patents protecting Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a treatment for HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B. Under the terms of the settlement, Teva will be allowed to launch a generic version of Viread on December 15, 2017.

"We believe strongly in the validity of our intellectual property," said John Milligan, PhD, Gilead's President and Chief Operating Officer. "This settlement, however, removes some uncertainty and minimizes further distraction and investment of human and financial resources associated with this litigation."

The trial in this litigation, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 20 in the District Court for the Southern District of New York, has been adjourned pending completion of activities necessary to finalize the settlement.

Source: Gilead Sciences

Posted in: Disease/Infection News | Medical Patent News | Pharmaceutical News

Tags: , , ,

Read in | English | Español | Français | Deutsch | Português | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | Nederlands | Русский | Svenska | Polski
Comments
The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of News-Medical.Net.
Post a new comment
Post