Astellas Adds 2nd Patent To Urinary Drug IP Fight With Teva

Law360, London (April 28, 2021, 6:07 PM BST) -- Japanese pharmaceutical giant Astellas has filed a new lawsuit in its ongoing fight with Teva over a incontinence drug, telling a court that if the generic drugmaker is allowed to enter the U.K. market, it would infringe a second patent.

Astellas Pharma Inc. stepped up its fight to protect its treatment for an overactive bladder with a new lawsuit over a second patent April 12 just months after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. launched its own bid to try to the clear the way for competing generic products to be manufactured.

Astellas says that unless Teva is restrained by the High Court,...

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