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Genmab CEO says Janssen should "show respect" as royalty strife nears conclusion

Danish biotech company Genmab and Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical arm Janssen have been fighting it out over royalty payments for a year. As the verdict draws near, Genmab CEO Jan van de Winkel has taken a jab at Janssen, saying it ought to show Genmab some respect.

Jan van de Winkel, CEO of Genmab | Photo: PR / Genmab

For around a year, Genmab and its US-based partner Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson, have been in a legal battle concerning royalty payments from the latter to the Danish biotech company, Danish business daily Børsen reports.

A ruling in the arbitration case is soon expected to come in, but in the run-up to the decision, CEO of Genmab Jan van de Winkel has demanded respect from his partner company.

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