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5 Sens. Introduce Bill To Bar Tribal Immunity Deals At PTAB

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 5:13 PM EST) -- A group of five bipartisan lawmakers led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., formally introduced legislation Wednesday that aims to prevent companies from selling their patents to Native American tribes to use tribal immunity to shield them from America Invents Act reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

The Preserving Access to Cost Effective Drugs, or PACED, Act comes on the heels of a controversial deal last year in which Allergan Inc. sold six patents for the dry-eye drug Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe...
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