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AstraZeneca judgement changes the rules for dominant companies

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On 1 July 2010 the EU General Court handed down its judgement in the long-running saga of AstraZeneca's proton pump inhibitor anti-ulcer product Losec (omeprazole). Although dealing with events that happened almost two decades ago, the case – barring appeal – is set to cast a long shadow over the activities of patent and regulatory professionals.

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