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Apotex and Impax lose appeal over US Prilosec patents

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Executive Summary

A US appeals court has ruled that ImpaxLaboratories and Apotexinfringed two ofAstraZeneca's Prilosec (omeprazole) delayed-released formulation patents, affirming a lower court's decision. The ruling allows AstraZeneca to seek damages for defendants' infringement – both had gone to market unsupported by a court decision. The infringing Impax product has been marketed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.



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