Pfizer wins Lipitor patent case in Ireland

Pfizer wins Lipitor patent case in Ireland
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 05 40 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 05 40 PM IST
New York: Pfizer Inc. said on Tuesday 10 July that it had won a patent case over its Lipitor drug in an Irish court, which ruled a patent protecting the blockbuster cholesterol fighter would be infringed by a competing product from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
The decision, which is subject to a possible appeal, prevents Ranbaxy from launching its drug before the basic Lipitor patent expires in November 2011.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 10 2007. 05 40 PM IST