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Branded Drug Makers Face Increasingly Aggressive Challenges By Generic Makers, Study Finds

Law360 (May 31, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Makers of branded drugs are increasingly turning to patent litigation to defend their blockbuster drugs, a new survey has found.

Patent litigation remains the most commonly used generic defense strategy among makers of branded drugs, with 71% of drug companies reporting legal disputes to defend their patents in the past three years, according to research from pharmaceutical business intelligence firm Cutting Edge Information.

“The pharmaceutical industry faces a significant threat from generics companies who challenge existing patents and erode branded product sales. While patent defense constitutes...
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