Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

Patent Extension Arguments In Merck v. Hi-Tech Case Have Broad Implications

Executive Summary

Generic manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmacal is pursuing a unusual challenge to Merck's patent for the anti-glaucoma drug dorzolamide

You may also be interested in...



Ketek Is Emerging As Lens For Wider Hill Scrutiny Of Clinical Trial Integrity

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's inquiries into Sanofi-Aventis' Ketek could be a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging congressional look into the integrity of clinical trials and oversight of companies involved in those trials

Ketek Is Emerging As Lens For Wider Hill Scrutiny Of Clinical Trial Integrity

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's inquiries into Sanofi-Aventis' Ketek could be a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging congressional look into the integrity of clinical trials and oversight of companies involved in those trials

Merck wins Hi-Tech case

The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 30 rejected Hi-Tech's novel argument that Merck's anti-glaucoma drug patent was not entitled to patent term extension because the patent had a terminal disclaimer. Such a disclaimer specifies that a drug is not "patentably distinct" from an earlier patent; Hi-Tech argued that the patent covering Trusopt (dorzolamide) and Cosopt (dorzolamide/timolol) would thus expire on the date of the previous patent (1"The Pink Sheet" Feb. 5, 2007, p. 8)...

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

PS048001

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel