High Court States the Obvious: AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd Appeal Decided

by Kim O’Connell, Suzy Madar and James Ellsmore

In a widely anticipated decision, the High Court has upheld a decision of the Full Federal Court that AstraZeneca’s patent relating to low dosages of rosuvastatin is invalid for want of inventive step.

Rosuvastatin is used in the treatment of high cholesterol and is marketed by AstraZeneca as Crestor. The decision will be a relief for companies that have already launched generic versions of rosuvastatin.

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