Servier Urges Top UK Court To Dismiss Drug Patent Fight

Law360, London (April 15, 2021, 5:30 PM BST) -- A French pharmaceutical company told Britain's highest court on Thursday that allowing the National Health Service's lawsuit over the sale of a blood pressure drug to proceed requires the court to defy public policy. 

Servier is fighting a bid by the NHS to revive its damages claim. The health authority alleges that the pharma company breached competition law and caused it loss by deceiving the European Patents Office and the English courts into initially backing a patent for the drug Coversyl despite knowing the design was invalid.

Marie Demetriou QC, counsel for Servier Laboratories Ltd., told the Supreme Court that allowing...

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