Pink Sheet is part of Pharma Intelligence UK Limited

This site is operated by Pharma Intelligence UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13787459 whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. The Pharma Intelligence group is owned by Caerus Topco S.à r.l. and all copyright resides with the group.

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


Merck wins Hi-Tech case

Executive Summary

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)...

You may also be interested in...

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

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

Digital Health Roundup: Cardio Smart Watches, Pear Therapeutics Own 'Reset,' Agetech Boom

In this month’s Digital Health roundup, Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller talks about iRhythm and Withings’ smartwatches business, Barnaby Pickering reviews digital therapeutics Pear Therapeutics’ restructuring, and Marion Webb presents highlights from her new series on Agetech.

Minute Insight: Abbott Teams Up With WeightWatchers In Diabetes Management

The companies will link Abbott’s blood glucose monitoring devices to WeightWatchers’ smartphone apps and weight loss program.

Latest News
See All



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