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The Supreme Court has held that the antitrust laws may forbid patent settlements that delay the market entry of generic drugs in return for large payments from manufacturers of competing branded drugs....more
The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 today in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in FTC v. Actavis, Inc. Writing for the majority that included Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan, Justice Breyer's opinion reversed the...more
The Supreme Court has issued its much-awaited decision in FTC v. Actavis on the antitrust analysis of reverse-payment settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act litigation....more
The Supreme Court today decided FTC v. Actavis, Inc. and held, in a 5-3 decision authored by Justice Breyer, that so-called reverse-payment patent settlements are subject to full antitrust Rule of Reason analysis....more
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. that so-called “reverse payment” settlement agreements should be analyzed under a rule-of-reason analysis under which the court assesses any...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the right to sue when big pharmaceutical companies pay smaller firms to keep generic drugs off the market, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today...more
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion today in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., ruling that so-called “reverse payment” patent settlements between innovator and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers that are...more
On April 12, 2013, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK regulator for consumer affairs and competition, announced that it was launching an investigation into children’s web- and app-based games. In particular, the...more
Relying on the California court’s 1985 Moyes decision permitting anti-raiding provisions, at least six of Silicon Valley’s largest companies agreed to not hire each other’s employees. This collaboration backfired, however,...more
Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
Decided: 5/13/2013 -
Holding: (9-0) Patent rights are exhausted for only original seed sold.
Bowman, a farmer, purchased and planted Monsanto’s patented...more
On May 14, 2013, the French Autorité de la Concurrence (Autorité) issued a decision imposing a fine of €40.6 million on French company Sanofi-Aventis France (Sanofi) for an abuse of dominance in the market for the...more
In this environment of growing attention to the risks of data security breaches, and in the midst of an explosion of mobile applications that make data storage an increasingly far-flung proposition, many organizations assume...more
In the first of a series of WSGR Alerts, the firm's Brussels attorneys outline the European Commission's proposed changes to the antitrust rules on licensing patents, software, know-how, and other intellectual property....more
Today, the FTC sent more than ninety (90) “educational” letters to domestic and foreign businesses whose Web sites and online services (including mobile apps) appear to collect personal information from children that are 12...more
The FTC has voted to retain the July 1, 2013 effective date for the revisions to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA Rule), shortly after issuing revised “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) to aid compliance...more
On May 6, 2013, the FTC unanimously decided that the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) will go into effect on July 1, 2013, as announced last December. Several industry organizations had asked the...more
This afternoon, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously rejected requests from industry organizations to delay the July 1 date for compliance with the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....more
On April 25, the FTC issued updated FAQs on the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. ...more
UPDATE — The Federal Trade Commission has published its promised COPPA FAQs -
..Volley #1 - Trade Associations to FTC: Please Delay!
- The long-awaited amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection...more
On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. (Docket No. 12-416). The Actavis case centers around the debate over the type of antitrust analysis that should apply...more
On March 25, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the legality of “reverse payment” or “pay for delay” agreements between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers....more
On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in FTC v. Actavis, Inc.,1 which is on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. This case addresses a type of patent litigation settlement...more
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., will almost certainly have major implications for the viability of Federal Trade Commission and private suits alleging that pay-for-delay settlements...more
The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments over whether big pharmaceutical companies can pay generic drug manufacturers to delay their entry into the marketplace....more
[Ed. The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals. While Patent Docs will provide analysis regarding the oral argument in a subsequent post, we provide the following...more
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