THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today the United States (U.S.) Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling that affirms the preliminary injunction ordered by the U.S. District Court in Boston barring Roche from selling its pegylated-erythropoietin (peg-EPO) product MIRCERA in the U.S.
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) issued the following statement regarding today's ruling by the Court of Appeals:
Amgen is pleased that the Court of Appeals has affirmed the preliminary injunction barring Roche from selling its peg-EPO product in the U.S. in violation of Amgen's erythropoietin (EPO) patents. Last week, the District Court ruled that Amgen is entitled to a permanent injunction and upheld the prior jury verdict and court rulings regarding the infringement, validity and enforceability of 10 claims of four of Amgen's patents.
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