District court dismisses Teva case against Mylan over four patents on Copaxone

Mylan appeals case involving nine other patents on MS drug

PITTSBURGH — A federal court in New York has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Mylan infringed four of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' patents when it sought Food and Drug Administration approval for a multiple sclerosis drug.

Mylan had filed with the FDA for approval of a generic version of Teva's Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), attracting a patent-infringement suit from Teva alleging that it violated four patents on the drug, according to FDA records. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed the case.

Mylan said it would appeal to the Federal Circuit a separate decision at the same district court by a different judge that upheld nine other patents.

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