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UK Supreme Court’s Actavis ruling finds balance for pharma and generics: lawyers

Ed Conlon, London


The UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Actavis v Icos is likely to satisfy pharmaceutical and generics companies, according to lawyers involved in the case

UK Supreme CourtThe UK’s highest court yesterday affirmed that a patent licensed from former biotech company Icos to Eli Lilly for the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Cialis (tadalafil) is invalid.

In their ruling, the five justices unanimously dismissed an appeal from...


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