Janssen Pharmaceutica NV & Janssen-Cilag, S.A. v.Teva Genéricos Española, S.L., Court of Appeal (28th Section), Madrid, Spain, 16 November 2009, Docket No. 184/09
Section 28 of the Court of Appeal of Madrid has recently confirmed the first instance decision ordering Teva Genéricos Española (Teva) to temporarily refrain from commercializing in Spain generic drugs with the active compound galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer and related diseases.
Janssen had brought legal actions against Teva for the infringement of the SPC no. C 20010009, which, expiring on 15 January 2012, had been granted over the basic patent EP 236684, validated in Spain as ES 2000428. Said patent (and accordingly its SPC) protects the use of the compound galantamine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof -which is the active compound of Janssen's Reminyl® product- to prepare a medicinal product for the treatment of Alzheimer and related diseases.