Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff

Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff

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Supreme Court Applies Antitrust Scrutiny to ANDA Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., the Supreme Court held that reverse payment (“pay-for-delay”) settlement agreements made in the context of settling Hatch-Waxman ANDA litigation should be evaluated for antitrust...more

6/20/2013 - Actavis Inc. ANDA FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Hatch-Waxman Patents Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

White House Announces Initiatives Against Patent Trolls

On June 4, 2013, the White House issued a press release announcing its “Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues.” The press release outlined five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations “designed to protect...more

6/12/2013 - Barack Obama DOJ FTC ITC Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation Shell Corporations USPTO

Supreme Court to Hear AndroGel Reverse Payment Case

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to address whether and when “reverse payment” agreements made to settle ANDA litigation violate antitrust laws....more

1/10/2013 - ANDA FDA FTC Generic Drugs Patents Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS Watson Pharmaceuticals

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