J&J Unit Fights Generic's Bid To Invalidate Cancer Drug Patent

By Silvia Martelli (November 12, 2021, 3:44 PM GMT) -- A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has hit back at a claim by generic-drug maker Accord Healthcare that its patent for a prostate cancer treatment should be made invalid, denying that the purported medical advance lacked an incentive step.

Janssen Oncology has rejected accusations that its 2006 patent lacked novelty and that the documents it submitted to seek protection failed to highlight such advances, according to Jansenn's defense, which it filed on Nov. 8 at the High Court.

Accord Health Ltd., a subsidiary of India-based Accord Healthcare, sued Janssen in September over the patent behind its abiraterone acetate drug, Zytiga.

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