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FTC v. Actavis and the Future of Reverse Payment Cases

By Joshua D. Wright (George Mason University) The Supreme Court ruled in FTC v. Actavis that reverse payment settlement agreements between branded and generic pharmaceutical...

Pay-For-Delay: Who Does the Generic Industry Lobby Represent?

The generic industry lobby, Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”), often represents the public interest. In the pharmaceutical industry, it challenges brand drug companies’ anticompetitive...

Brief Amici Curiae of 82 Law, Economics, Business, and Medical Professors...

By Michael A. Carrier In FTC v. Actavis, the Supreme Court issued one of the most important antitrust rulings in the past generation, finding that...

Antitrust Law and Patent Settlement Design

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust Law and Patent Settlement Design By Erik Hovenkamp For competing firms, a patent settlement provides a rare opportunity to write an...

Retooling the Patent-Antitrust Intersection: Insights from Behavioral Economics

Posted by Social Science Research Network Retooling the Patent-Antitrust Intersection: Insights from Behavioral Economics By Daryl Lim (The John Marshall Law School) Abstract:     Behavioral economics has...

UK: Competition regulator targets ‘illegal’ deals between Actavis, Concordia

The allegations are adding up against the former Actavis unit in the UK A couple of months after competition watchdogs took issue with a...

Pay-for-Delay

Fiona Scott Morton, Dec 20, 2013 This article lays out the economics of competition between branded and generic pharmaceuticals and its welfare consequences. I explain...

“Pay-for-Delay”: What Do We Disagree On?

Pierre Regibeau, Dec 20, 2013 Antitrust concerns about “pay-for-delay” patent settlements are based on two theories of harms, one that stresses the need for courts...

Consumer Welfare In Competition And Intellectual Property Law

Herbert Hovenkamp, Dec 20, 2013 Whether antitrust policy should pursue a goal of “general welfare” or “consumer welfare” has been debated for decades. The academic...

Intellectual Property Experimentalism By Way Of Competition Law

Tim Wu, Dec 20, 2013 Competition law and Intellectual Property have divergent intellectual cultures–the former more pragmatic and experimentalist; the latter influenced by natural law...

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