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HEC Pharm Wins Key Reversal In US Gilenya Dosing Patent Fight

Novartis Mulling Plans For Full Federal Circuit Review

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China’s HEC Pharm, the last ANDA filer for fingolimod standing in patent litigation, has won a key invalidity challenge against a dosing-regimen patent shielding the multiple sclerosis treatment. However, the Federal Circuit was split on whether it had applied a heightened standard for negative claim limitations.

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