Generic versions of Alimta, Abilify get shut down by district courts

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has upheld a patent held by Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly covering a chemotherapy drug, Lilly said Monday.

 

The case concerns a patent covering Alimta (pemetrexed) that expires in July 2016 and generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ challenge to it.

 

 

According to Reuters, a district judge in New Jersey also ruled in favor of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical in a case involving their patent for the antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole). The patent expires in April 2015.

 

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