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Drug company takes 10 others to court for patent infringement

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:252
  1. Carl Kovac, Budapest

    Richter Gedeon, Hungary's largest pharmaceutical firm, has filed a patent infringement suit in the US district court in New York against 10 international drug manufacturers for violating five of Richter Gedeon's registered patents.

    The suit alleges that the companies, all of which do business in the United States, unlawfully use Richter Gedeon's patented crystallised polymorph version of famotidine, an ingredient used in antiulcer drugs. …

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