Immunomedics wins patent ruling

August 2, 1995

Immunomedics of Morris Plains, NJ, said last month that the EuropeanPatent Office has issued a decision maintaining its patent forusing antibodies for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) that are effectivefor targeting tumors with imaging and therapy agents.

Immunomedics of Morris Plains, NJ, said last month that the EuropeanPatent Office has issued a decision maintaining its patent forusing antibodies for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) that are effectivefor targeting tumors with imaging and therapy agents. The patenthad been challenged by Behringwerke AG of Germany, which did notappeal the patent office's decision denying its request, accordingto Immunomedics. The company's stock jumped 24% after the patentnews was announced.