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Solicitor General declines to appeal Angiomax decision

September 10, 2010 1:09 AM UTC

The Medicines Co. (NASDAQ:MDCO) gained $1.44 (12%) to $13.17 on Thursday after the U.S. Solicitor General declined to appeal a district court decision requiring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to consider an application for a patent term extension for anticoagulant Angiomax bivalirudin as timely filed. Last month, 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. ...