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Idenix sues Gilead Sciences for multiple patent infringements

Idenix files multiple suits alleging infringement and interference

Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of drugs for human viral diseases, has filed two lawsuits against Gilead Sciences, Inc.

A patent is not a perfect protection against imitation. It merely grants the patent holder the right to sue infringers once they have been identified, which implies that the patent holder must supervise the market and react in case of infringement.  The reality is that when an innovator applies for a patent, there is some probability that one or several firms active in the market will try to impede him from monopolizing a portion of this market.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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