U.S. Supreme Court Partially Modifies Standard of Review of Patent Claim Construction and Remands Review of Teva's '808 Patent on Copaxone® to Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Jan 20, 2015, 12:51 ET from Mylan Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that the U.S. Supreme Court has partially modified the standard of review to be applied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit when reviewing a lower court's evidentiary findings made when construing a patent claim.  Additionally, the Supreme Court has remanded the case relating to Teva's U.S. Patent No. 5,800,808 ("the '808 patent") to the Federal Circuit for that court to review the patent's validity in accordance with the modified standard of review. The '808 patent expires on Sept. 1, 2015.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said, "We continue to believe that the '808 patent is invalid as indefinite and we will address that issue with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Nevertheless, Mylan's global platform has consistently demonstrated that our success is not about any one product. With that said, we look forward to bringing our generic version of Copaxone® to market." 

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