Sunday February 18th 2018

​Biogen wins another big Tecfidera patent case

For the second time in as many weeks, Biogen has prevailed in a high-stakes legal dispute over patents on its blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatment Tecfidera. The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday rejected a bid by Danish biotech Forward Pharma (Nasdaq: FWP) to invalidate the patents. A ruling in favor of Forward Pharma would have forced Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) to pay a 10 percent royalty on sales of Tecfidera beginning in 2021. In January, Bi ogen agreed to pay Forward Pharma $1.25… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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​Biogen wins another big Tecfidera patent case

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