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Teva wins battle with Pfizer over Viagra patent

Eileen McDermott, New York


The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday said that Pfizer’s blockbuster patent on the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra is invalid, reversing a Federal Court ruling that blocked Teva's application to market generic Viagra under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Act (PM[NOC])

The decision is interesting in that the Supreme Court took the step of finding the patent invalid, rather than simply allowing the Canadian Minister of Health to grant the notice of compliance, said...


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