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BioMarin Scores Patent Board Win; Sarepta To Appeal

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Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. leaped more than 13% on Sept. 30 after the firm scored a win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (US PTO) in a patent interference dispute with Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. involving methods of use claims for the firms' respective experimental Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drugs drisapersen and eteplirsen.

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