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Pharmascience Appeals Canadian Copaxone 40mg Ruling

Mixed Verdict Involving Teva Sees One Patent Invalidated And Another Upheld

Executive Summary

A mixed verdict in Canadian litigation involving Pharmascience has seen one patent protecting Teva’s Copaxone 40mg upheld and one deemed invalid. Pharmascience plans to appeal.

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