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Fresenius Faces French Damages Over Alimta

Eli Lilly Claims Victory In Dispute On Pemetrexed Patent

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Fresenius Kabi must pay Eli Lilly €28m in damages after a French court of first instance found that the generics firm’s pemetrexed infringed intellectual property protecting the Alimta chemotherapy brand. The German firm has commented on possible next steps.

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