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Dutch Decision Invalidates Truvada SPC

Basic Patent Did Not Identify Emtricitabine

Executive Summary

Gilead’s Truvada is not entitled to an SPC in the Netherlands because the patent on which the SPC application referred mentions only one of the two active ingredients in the combination antiretroviral.

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