Intellectual Thoughts by Sanjay Panda: February 2012

Wyeth Claims $960M from Sun Pharma In Protonix Case

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc is seeking $960 million in damages from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for alleged patent infringement in launching a generic version of Protonix ( Pantoprazole) in the United States., The original patent relating to Protonix, is held by Nycomed and was licensed to Wyeth, which is now owned by Pfizer. Sun launched its generic version of Protonix tablets in January 2008 after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and its US subsidiary began selling the drug in December 2007.