EU Sees Drop In Pay-For-Delay Deals On Generics

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT) -- The European Commission released a report Wednesday showing that the use of so-called pay-for-delay settlements between brand-name drugmakers and generics companies continues to decline, dropping to 3 percent of the industry's patent settlements last year.

Out of 89 patent settlements between brand name and generic-drug makers identified by the European competition regulator in 2010, only three — or three percent — were of the type that could attract antitrust scrutiny, the EC said, noting that its 2009 review found that 10 percent of identified settlements could...
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