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US PTO grants Apotex's request to re-examine Plavix patent

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Executive Summary

The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted Apotex's request for re-examination of the patent covering Sanofi-Aventis/Bristol-Myers Squibb's blood thinner Plavix (clopidogrel), as the Canadian firm has taken another tack in trying to have the patent overturned.

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