Apotex Inc. v Sanofi-Aventis, 2010 FC 1282 (Clopidogrel*)
Justice Boivin - 2010-12-14
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Apotex Inc. commenced action T-644-09 (the impeachment action) by its Statement of Claim dated April 22, 2009, seeking a declaration that the product it intends to manufacture and sell in Canada, made with clopidogrel bisulfate and/or clopidogrel besylate, will not infringe Sanofi-Aventis Canadian Patent 1,336,777 (the 777 patent), and further seeking a declaration that the said patent is invalid. One month later, Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceutical Holdings Partnership (jointly Sanofi) sued Apotex Inc. and Apotex Pharmachem Inc. (jointly Apotex) in file T-933-09 (the infringement action) alleging that Apotex is already manufacturing and exporting for sale in various countries a clopidogrel bisulfate product, thereby infringing the 777 patent.
Decision relates to:
- T-644-09 - APOTEX INC. v. SANOFI-AVENTIS ET AL
- T-933-09 - SANOFI-AVENTIS AND OTHER v. APOTEX INC. AND OTHERS