The US DoJ files amicus brief on reverse payment settlements on the market for broad spectrum antimicrobial medicines (Arkansas Carpenters Health / Bayer / Hoechst / Watson)

U.S. DOJ files amicus brief on reverse payment settlements* On 6 July 2009 the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in a reverse payment settlement case on appeal before the 2nd Circuit (In re Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation). The filing is in response of an invitation by the Court to address, in particular, the question whether reverse payments violate antitrust laws. The Court has previously considered such settlements virtually per se legal if they do not extend beyond the scope of the patent (In re Tamoxifen Citrate Antitrust Litigation, 466 F.3d 187 (2d Cir. 2006)). The brief, first, explains the dynamics of patent

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Juha Vesala, The US DoJ files amicus brief on reverse payment settlements on the market for broad spectrum antimicrobial medicines (Arkansas Carpenters Health / Bayer / Hoechst / Watson), 6 July 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 58458

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