Supreme Court Chief Justice Denies Teva's Request for an Injunction Relating to Generic Copaxone®; Clears Legal Hurdle for Mylan to Launch at Market Formation
PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has denied Teva's application for an injunction seeking to prevent Mylan's launch of a generic version of Copaxone® pending the Supreme Court's decision on Teva's appeal. This is the second time that the Chief Justice has denied Teva's request for such an injunction.
In March, the Supreme Court granted Teva's petition for certiorari seeking clarification of the standard of review that appellate courts should apply when considering appeals relating to the construction of a patent claim. Oral argument is expected to be heard in the fall of 2014.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch commented: "We are pleased with the Chief Justice's decision, and we look forward to introducing the first generic Copaxone® treatment for multiple sclerosis patients in the U.S. at market formation. Mylan remains eligible to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 25, 2014."
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