The Best And Worst Patents For Generics To Fight

Law360, New York (May 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When generics drugmakers prepare to launch cheaper versions of popular brand-name medications, they inevitably must consider how best to attack the various patents protecting a blockbuster medication – whether to come up with their own molecular formulations or uses for the drug, for instance, or fight the patent head-on by declaring it unenforceable.

A generic company's strategy for battling a brand name drug maker for a piece of the market will generally have to depend on exactly what types of patents are guarding the product, and...
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