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License Agreements Under Scrutiny—A New Challenge for Non-Challenge Clauses. In general, license agreements are deemed pro-competitive. Licensing leads to the dissemination of technology and promotes (follow on) innovation...more
In two recent statements, the FTC reaffirmed its intention aggressively to pursue reverse-payment patent settlement agreements in the pharmaceutical industry. ...more
FDA “Dislikes” Drug Company’s Facebook Page -
Switzerland-based IBSA Institut Biochimique SA recently got a thumbs-down from the Food and Drug Administration over a Facebook ad for its hypothyroidism drug, Tirosint,...more
The European Union adopted on March 21, 2014, revised competition rules for the transfer of technology covering certain categories of agreements for licensing of patents, know-how and software copyrights. The EU reaffirmed...more
On November 15, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) adopted special rules for determining whether “exclusive” licenses of pharmaceutical patents are required to be reported to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the...more
Jury Sets FRAND Rate For And ITC Ends Investigation Into LSI/Agere Wi-Fi Patents –
On February 26, 2014, a Northern District of California federal jury reached a Verdict in Realtek Semiconductor v. LSI and Agere, Case...more
In recent years there has been a remarkable expansion of antitrust enforcement in the area of intellectual property (IP). This trend is illustrated by an increasing willingness of the European Commission (the Commission) and...more
On January 24, 2014, in In re Lamictal Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-cv-995, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9257 (D.N.J. Jan. 24, 2014), Senior District Judge William H. Walls dismissed a putative, antitrust-class...more
On Tuesday, February 4, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conducted an all-day public workshop at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. on competition issues involving biologics and biosimilars. During highly informative...more
Reversing course from longstanding practice, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC or Commission) has held that proof of “articles protected by the patent” (i.e., a technical prong) is now required for satisfaction of...more
A United States district court judge sitting in the District of New Jersey has held that only patent litigation settlements involving monetary payments from branded to generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are subject to the...more
Apps likely contain several elements of intellectual property. Protect copyrights, patents and trade secrets as you would in other software projects (employee and contractor agreements, copyright registrations, trademark...more
U.S. and European antitrust agencies had similar enforcement priorities last year, a trend we expect to continue in 2014. Nonmerger enforcement will continue to focus on intellectual property, financial services and...more
2013 likely will be considered a watershed period in the role of cybersecurity in corporate strategy and management. While there were few significant legislative developments, a marked increase in cybersecurity attacks...more
With key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) taking effect and a host of controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 2013 was another active year for intellectual property law. Big cases and big changes will continue...more
On January 13, 2014, MPHJ Technology Investment LLC (MPHJ) filed a seven-count complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging various constitutional and other violations, including violations of MPHJ’s First...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2013, we identified fourteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year...more
The Italian Antitrust Authority (Agcm) blocked access in the Italian territory to 122 websites, managed through servers located in Malaysia and registered by foreign entities...more
Executive Summary -
On 9 December 2013, DG Comp published its fourth report on the monitoring in Europe of patent settlements. Like its predecessors, the report welcomes the continuously low level of settlements that...more
After a long consultation process, the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published the long awaited regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media, which among other things provide for a notice...more
The FTC has expanded the types of exclusive patent transfers that may be reportable under the HSR Act. Effective December 16, 2013, the FTC will consider patent transfers to be exclusive and potentially subject to the HSR Act...more
If the uncertainty that the Supreme Court’s Actavis decision injected into the world of reverse-payment settlement litigation wasn’t enough to get your attention, then the FTC’s recent effort to obtain disgorgement from...more
In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Breyer, reversed the Eleventh Circuit's dismissal of an FTC complaint under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued final rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) relating to the transfer of exclusive patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry. These new...more
In a recent interview, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition chairwoman Deborah Feinstein announced that targeting pay-for-delay arrangements by pharmaceutical companies would continue as a top priority for the...more
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