Friday, Sep 12, 1986

Genentech To Defend Patent Suit

South San Francisco, Calif. -- September 12, 1986 --

A suit has been filed against Genentech in the Federal District Court in San Francisco, California by the Hormone Research Foundation and its licensee, Hoffman-La Roche, Inc. of Nutley, New Jersey, alleging that Genentech has infringed U.S. Patent 3,853,833 by its manufacture and sale of recombinant human growth hormone.

Genentech had previously rejected Roche's offer of a license under the patent because the company does not believe the patent is infringed.

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company, focusing on the development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals produced by recombinant DNA technology.

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