Cipla not infringing Pfizer patent for drug Tarceva: DHC

In a big relief to pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd. (“Cipla”), the Delhi High Court ruled that Cipla did not infringe OSI/Pfizer (“Pfizer”) Indian patent for their drug ‘Erlotinib’ (trade name ‘Tarceva’) by manufacture, marketing and sale of their drug ‘Erlocip’, and hence denied permanent injunction in favour of Pfizer.

‘Traceva’ is used to destroy some types of cancer cells while causing little harm to the normal human cells.

However, the court also ruled out revoking Pfizer’s patent on the grounds of non-disclosure (concealments) of information to Patent Office and being violative of Section 3(d) of the Patent Act.

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