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Gilead ordered to pay Merck US$200m for hepatitis C patents

The award against the drugmaker comes amid projections that its sales will flatten this year
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 05:50

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Gilead Sciences Inc was ordered by a jury to pay Merck & Co US$200 million for patent infringement over a drug compound that cures hepatitis C, a tenth of what Merck sought.

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GILEAD Sciences Inc was ordered by a jury to pay Merck & Co US$200 million for patent infringement over a drug compound that cures hepatitis C, a tenth of what Merck sought.

The verdict announced on Thursday follows an earlier finding by the jury embracing Merck's

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