Teva Sues Novartis Over Silicone-Free Syringe Patents

By Silvia Martelli (April 25, 2022, 2:10 PM BST) -- A Swiss drugmaker and two subsidiaries of the Teva group have sued global health care company Novartis in an attempt to invalidate its patents for silicone-free syringes used for eye treatments because they allegedly lack invention.

Bioeq AG, with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Teva UK Ltd., said in a High Court claim filed on March 23, which has just been made public, that eight patents owned by Novartis AG should be declared invalid because they do not involve new technology.

The Swiss company has developed ranibizumab, a drug injected into the eye to slow loss of vision loss cause by...

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