Mike Cowie

Mike Cowie

Dechert LLP

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The FTC Requires Largest-Ever Generic Drug Divestiture

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement resolving its competitive concerns over the merger of two leading generic drug manufacturers – Teva and Allergan. In July 2015, Teva agreed to acquire...more

8/1/2016 - Actavis Inc. ANDA Divestiture Enforcement Actions FTC Generic Drugs Manufacturers Mergers Pharmaceutical Industry Settlement Teva Pharmaceuticals

Court Sides with FTC on Sweeping Data Security Role

Executive Summary: Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. A U.S. District Court has ruled this week that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act to bring enforcement...more

4/9/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection FTC Wyndham

FDA, IP, and FTC Developments in the Run-up to the First U.S. Biosimilar Approval

As we near the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, which established the first abbreviated approval route for follow-on biologics in the United States, multiple federal...more

3/13/2014 - Biologics Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 Biosimilars FDA FTC Pharmaceutical Industry

FTC Orders Greater HSR Reporting of Patent Licenses in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Background. One item on the negotiation checklist for patent licenses in the pharmaceutical sector is compliance with the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Premerger Notification Rules. The HSR rules require that certain patent...more

11/11/2013 - Compliance FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Patents Premerger Notifications Reporting Requirements

Pending Bill Would Expand FTC Powers Over Drug Patent Settlements and Alter the Legal Test

Key Points: - This month several U.S. Senators introduced the Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act. There is no similar bill pending in the U.S. House. - The Act revives legislative efforts to wipe out the...more

2/14/2013 - Enforcement FTC Infringement Patents Penalties Pharmaceutical Industry Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

FTC Report Shows that Oil Sector and Pharmaceutical Sector Mergers Are Under the Antitrust Spotlight

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a data report on January 4 regarding its horizontal merger investigation and enforcement action record over the past fifteen years. The report shows, sector by-sector, the...more

1/23/2013 - FTC Horizontal Mergers Oil & Gas Pharmaceutical Industry

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