Navigation Links
U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Validity of Lilly's Evista Patents Through March of 2014
Date:9/1/2010

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a prior ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana that the company's method-of-use patents for Evista® (raloxifene HCl tablets) are valid. These patents provide protection for Evista in the U.S. through March of 2014.

"We are pleased with today's ruling from the Court of Appeals regarding Evista's method-of-use patents and believe that the Court fairly applied long-standing patent law principles," said Robert A. Armitage, senior vice president and general counsel for Lilly.  "We remain confident that Evista's method-of-use patents are valid, a conclusion reached by both the District Court and now the Court of Appeals. Protection of intellectual property rights is extremely important to the biopharmaceutical industry and the patients we serve. We will continue to vigorously defend our rights, in order to support the development of the next generation of innovative medicines."

The Court of Appeals also affirmed a prior District Court ruling that held Evista's particle-size patents invalid. The company will review its legal options regarding this aspect of the ruling.

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.  Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.  C-LLY

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the U.S. Evista patent litigation. These statements are based on management's current expectations but actual results may differ materially.  There can be no assurance that the company will prevail in any further appeal. Other risk factors that may affect the company's results can be found in the company's latest Form 10-K, filed February 2010, and Form 10-Q, filed July 2010.

Evista® (raloxifene HCl, Lilly)

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Parker Waichman Alonso LLP and Affiliated Lawfirms Have Filed a Class Action Lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Against Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation
2. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Prevails in Medicaid Pricing Case Before Alabama Supreme Court
3. Pharma CI Conference Amy Yueh Pays $52,000 to Apaporis LLC to Satisfy Judgment Against Her In Superior Court Of New Jersey Case
4. Montana Supreme Court Decision Endangers Most Vulnerable Citizens
5. U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds AstraZeneca AWP Settlement
6. Endologix Files Motion to Discontinue Court Proceedings Related to Alleged Patent Infringement
7. CCS Medical Wins Approval from Bankruptcy Court for Its Chapter 11 Asset Sale Bidding Procedures
8. Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty
9. Watson Says Appeals Court Affirms Concerta(R) Patent Invalid
10. Appellate Court Decides in Favor of Fenwal
11. CRESTOR® Patent Upheld By US Court
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... 18, 2017  Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), the leading ... with Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown to deliver the best sleep ... therapy machines in over two hundred of its guest ... parts of having a great stay is sleeping well," ... Place Nashville/Downtown. "We,re pleased to be able to offer ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  Dermata Therapeutics, ... products to treat a variety of dermatological diseases, ... compound DMT210, in a Phase 2 acne rosacea ... to downregulate the proinflammatory cytokines in the skin ... acne rosacea. This clinical trial, ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... The report " Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) Market ... End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Imaging Centers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., ... , Germany , UK, France , ... , China , Japan , ... Saudi Arabia , UAE, South Africa ), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Fillers are known for building youthful ... that popular cosmetic fillers can enhance earlobes and rejuvenate an aging ... the MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn. “People often ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 ... ... University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering are collaborating on a research project ... professor in bioengineering, the project seeks to use nanotechnology to control the disease ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... PrideStaff, a national, ... Franchise Development, Paula Turner Pizarro, was recently featured on Fox Business Network's Worldwide ... of top business leaders from across the globe, provides viewers an opportunity to ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced ... be presenting at the upcoming WCBP Conference, to be held at the Mayflower ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , ... January 18, 2017 , ... Floundering on New ... Month and the perfect time for a reset. The U.S. Apple Association agrees and ... combat many of the factors that contribute to heart disease. , The U.S. Apple ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):