Biopharma Industry Sharply Divided Over Supreme Court Antibody Patent Brawl
Big biologic makers line up on opposite sides of dispute between Amgen and Sanofi over whether Amgen’s Repatha patents cover analogous antibodies with the same functional characteristics.
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