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Mitsubishi Takes Teneligliptin Patent Appeal To Indian Court

Executive Summary

Japan's Mitsubishi Tanabe has moved a court against Indian patent authorities in a case concerning its patent application relating to certain salts of teneligliptin. The move has set the cat among the pigeons in the Indian market, where cut price versions of the diabetes drug have made strong gains over the recent past, though it's still unclear if the salt patent may have a bearing on these.

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