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US PTO denies Apotex bid for re-exam of Plavix patent

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis have achieved another legal victory, after the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied generic firm Apotex's second request for re-examination of the compound patent for the blockbuster antiplatelet drug, Plavix (clopidogrel).


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