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Angiomax emerges from patent cloud

October 5, 2010 11:44 PM UTC

The Medicines Co. (NASDAQ:MDCO) said the U.S. government did not appeal a decision ordering the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to consider an application for a patent term extension for anticoagulant Angiomax bivalirudin as timely filed. The period for appeal expired Monday night at midnight. In August, the PTO granted a one-year interim extension for the patent after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued the ruling. The patent had been set to expire last March because the company's lawyers missed by one day the deadline to file for an extension. ...