The Medicines Company Announces APP Motion to Intervene Denied

The Medicines Company Announces APP Motion to Intervene Denied
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Sep 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Medicines Company announced today that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC's motion to intervene for the purpose of appeal in a case between The Medicines Company and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Court ruled on August 3 ordering the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to consider The Medicines Company's Angiomax(R) (bivalirudin) patent term extension application timely filed. The lawsuit challenged the PTO's denial of the application for an extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,196,404, the principal U.S. patent that covers Angiomax.

About The Medicines Company

The Medicines Company /quotes/comstock/15*!mdco/quotes/nls/mdco (MDCO 14.04, +0.08, +0.57%) is focused on advancing the treatment of critical care patients through the delivery of innovative, cost-effective medicines to the worldwide hospital marketplace. The Company markets Angiomax(R) (bivalirudin) in the United States and other countries for use in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty, and Cleviprex(R) (clevidipine butyrate) injectable emulsion in the United States for the reduction of blood pressure when oral therapy is not feasible or not desirable. The Company's website is

Statements contained in this press release about The Medicines Company that are not purely historical, and all other statements that are not purely historical, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates" and "expects" and similar expressions, including the Company's preliminary revenue results, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include whether the court order requiring the PTO to consider the Company's application to extend the term of the principal U.S. patent covering Angiomax timely filed is successful challenged, whether the Company is able to obtain or maintain patent protection for the intellectual property relating to the Company's products, and such other factors as are set forth in the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, the risk factors detailed in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 9, 2010, which are incorporated herein by reference. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Michael Mitchell
The Medicines Company
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SOURCE: The Medicines Company