2014 Aug 14 8-K (Roche)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED): August 14, 2014
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
333 LAKESIDE DRIVE, FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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In March 2013, Roche initiated an arbitration against us and Pharmasset, predecessor to Gilead Pharmasset LLC, regarding a 2004 collaboration agreement between Roche and Pharmasset. In the arbitration demand, Roche asserted that it had an exclusive license to sofosbuvir pursuant to the collaboration agreement because sofosbuvir, a prodrug of a uridine monophosphate analog, is allegedly a prodrug of PSI-6130, a cytidine analog. Roche further claimed that, because it had exclusive rights to sofosbuvir, it also had an exclusive license to a patent covering sofosbuvir, and that we infringed that patent by selling and offering for sale products containing sofosbuvir. Gilead and Gilead Pharmasset LLC filed their response to Roche's arbitration demand in April 2013. The arbitration hearing was held in New York in June 2014.
On August 14, 2014, the arbitration panel determined that Roche failed to establish any of their claims and ruled in favor of Gilead. As a result, Roche is not entitled to any damages or other relief.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
/s/ Brett A. Pletcher
Brett A. Pletcher
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Date: August 14, 2014