Astellas loses patent infringement case over blockbuster bladder drug
Astellas just faced a setback in federal court — with a judge invalidating three claims on a patent surrounding an extended release version of its blockbuster overactive bladder drug.
The four-page ruling was handed down Friday in the US District Court in the District of Delaware. The case centers around Astellas’ Myrbetriq (mirabegron), which made over $1.3 billion in sales last year and was approved by the FDA in 2012.
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