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Supreme Court Rules Against GE Drug Makers, Allows Patent Extension for Eisai’s Aricept

September 15, 2011
The Supreme Court ruled on September 9 against eight generic drug manufacturers including Sawai Pharmaceutical and Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical in their appeal of a previous ruling by the Intellectual Property High Court that recognized the validity of a patent extension for…

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