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Extension of Term for Australian Patents Relating to AbbVie’s Blockbuster Drug HUMIRA Denied

Extension of Term for Australian Patents Relating to AbbVie’s Blockbuster Drug HUMIRA Denied

In a recent decision the Australian Patent Office has rejected applications to extend the term of three patents related to the highly successful anti-inflammatory drug HUMIRA.

The patents are part of a family in which extensions of term had been granted in connection with earlier patents. These earlier extensions were based on the initial listing of HUMIRA on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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