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 News Release - October 8, 2009

Declaratory Judgment Action Filed by GSK

GSK has today filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration that the US Patent 6,331,415 (the "Cabilly" patent) is invalid, unenforceable and not infringed by Arzerra.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 8, 2009 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN ) announced today that in connection with Genmab's collaboration agreement with GSK regarding ofatumumab (Arzerra(TM)) GSK has today filed a declaratory judgment action at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeking a declaration that U.S. Patent 6,331,415 (the "Cabilly" patent) owned by Genentech, Inc. and City of Hope, is invalid, unenforceable and not infringed by Arzerra. The filing of this action is not expected to affect Genmab's financial guidelines for 2009.

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company focused on developing fully human antibody therapeutics for the potential treatment of cancer. Genmab's world class discovery, development and manufacturing teams are using cutting-edge technology to create and develop products to address unmet medical needs. Our primary goal is to improve the lives of patients who are in urgent need of new treatment options. For more information on Genmab's products and technology, visit www.genmab.com.

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