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April 1, 2014
05:38 EDTMDCO, HSPThe Medicines Co. provides update on Angiomax patent litigation
On March 31, Judge Andrews in the U.S. District Court of Delaware issued his Trial Opinion in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc. The case involves Hospira's (HSP) Abbreviated New Drug Applications, or ANDAs, seeking approval to commercially manufacture, use or sell a generic version of The Medicines Company's (MDCO) Angiomax bivalirudin drug product before the expiration of the patents covering this product. The Delaware Decision follows a September 23-25, 2013 bench trial. With respect to patent validity, the Court held that the two patents in the case, U.S. Patent Nos. 7,582,727 and 7,598,343 were valid on all grounds. Specifically, the Court found that Hospira had failed to prove that the patents were either anticipated and/or obvious. The Court further held that the patents satisfied the written description requirement, were enabled and were not indefinite. With respect to infringement, based on its July 2013 Markman Decision, the Court found that Hospira's ANDAs did not meet the "efficient mixing" claim limitation and thus did not infringe the asserted claims of the '727 and '343 patents. The Court found that the other claim limitations in dispute were present in Hospira's ANDA products. The Court has not yet entered a final judgment. Any appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit would need to be filed within 30 days of such entry. The '727 and '343 patents expire in 2028.
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July 27, 2014
15:12 EDTHSP Hospira in talks to acquire Danone medical nutrition business, FT says
French consumer company Danone (DANOY) has been in negotiations to sell its medical nutrition business to Hospira (HSP) in a deal said to value the unit at $5B, says the Financial Times. The deal would also allow for U.S. based Hospira to domicile its tax base in Europe in a tax strategy known as an inversion, added the Financial Times. In prior reports, Nestle (NSRGY) and Fresenius (FMS) have also been mentioned as suitors for the Danone unit. Reference Link
July 23, 2014
10:02 EDTHSPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:10 EDTHSPDeutsche Bank hosts an analyst Specialty Pharma/Industry conference call
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07:05 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. reports Q2 adjusted EPS 31c, may not compare to consensus (2c)
Reports Q2 revenue $183.8M, consensus $183.75M. Reports Q2 unadjusted net loss of (8c).
July 22, 2014
16:08 EDTHSPHospira initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
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July 18, 2014
10:48 EDTHSPHigh option volume stocks
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