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|January 24, 2007 12:38 p.m.|
|Teva Files Patent Infringement Complaints Regarding Sertraline Hydrochloride|
Jerusalem, Israel, January 24, 2007 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) announced today that it has filed infringement complaints against a number of finished dose companies which manufacture sertraline hydrochloride, AB rated to Zoloft®, and their active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers. Teva filed the complaints in the United States District Courts of New Jersey, Delaware, Southern District New York, and Maryland for infringement of its U.S. Patents Nos. 6,600,073 (expiring June 2020), 6,500,987 (expiring November 2019), 6,495,721 (expiring May 2020) and 6,897,340 (expiring April 2023), covering processes of making sertraline hydrochloride.