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AZ Celebrates Crestor Patent Win

The US District Court in Delaware upheld AstraZeneca’s patent for its blockbuster statin Crestor (rosuvastatin), ending a dispute that could have crippled the drugmaker’s billion-dollar cash cow. Crestor’s patent is not scheduled to expire until 2016. However, a group of generics firms had claimed that a substance patent (314) protecting one of the active ingredients […]
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Judge Spikes Myriad Genetic’s Control of Genes

Image via Wikipedia Score one for nature. A US district court judge on Monday declared that pharma companies can’t patent individual genes because they are they are not, in fact, creating them. Last spring, Myriad Genetics was taken to task by the ACLU for monopolizing a patent it had discovered for breast cancer. The civil […]
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