World News: 03:04 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld claims 1-3 of a Novartis patent on the use of everolimus, the active ingredient in Afinitor, to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The decision affirms a December 2017 ruling against New Jersey-based West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, which has been known as Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA since last June. A skilled practitioner “would not have reasonably expected success in using everolimus to treat advanced RCC as of February 2001,” the priority date of Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis’ patent, Circuit Judge Kara Farnandez Stoll wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel.
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