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Cervantes Sequel: The FTC’s Quest to End Pay-for-Delay Pharma Settlements

BY | June 27, 2012

Anne Layne-Farrar, Jun 27, 2012 We are drawing close to the thirtieth anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, better known as Hatch-Waxman, enacted in 1984.…

Anne Layne-Farrar, Jun 27, 2012

We are drawing close to the thirtieth anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, better known as Hatch-Waxman, enacted in 1984. Among other things, the Act grants generic manufacturers the ability to challenge the validity of a patent covering a brand name drug without incurring the cost of actually entering that drug market or having to risk the enormous damages that would flow from a finding of infringement. In other words, Hatch-

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