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Billions On The Line: Merck's HCV Patents Upheld In Gilead Lawsuit

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Executive Summary

In a lawsuit that Gilead Sciences Inc. filed after receiving a request from Merck & Co. Inc. for royalties from Gilead's blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Merck may now be entitled to billions of dollars in royalties and damages after a jury validated the company's patents on March 22.