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Akron Univ. School of Law

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Sunday, January 23, 2005

FTC Settlements with Pharm Companies

The FTC's Bureau of Competition recently posted summaries of its FY 2004 settlements with pharmaceutical companies.  Among the highlights:

1) 19 of the 22 agreements filed in FY 2004 involved agreements between brand and generic manufacturers, with the remainder occurring between two generic manufacturers;
2) 14 of these 19 agreements resolved patent infringement litigation between brand and generic manufacturers; and
3) no settlement included a payment from the brand to the generic manufacturer in exchange for the generic’s agreement not to market its product.

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