Volkswagen 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 25, 2009
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6400
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 937-6100
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Abbott Laboratories and the patent owner, Laboratories Fournier S.A., have entered into a license agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. granting Teva rights to intellectual property for Tricor® 145 mg no sooner than March 28, 2011. Under certain defined circumstances, Teva may not receive rights to this intellectual property until July 1, 2012.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
A Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Some statements in this Form 8-K may be forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Abbott cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect Abbotts operations are discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors, to Abbotts Annual Report on Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. Abbott undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments.
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.