Wright Pushes FTC For More Pay-For-Delay Study

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's pay-for-delay ruling, the Federal Trade Commission should do more research to develop evidence that might allow lower courts to presume certain types of pharmaceutical patent settlements are anti-competitive, Commissioner Joshua Wright said Thursday.

Even though the justices refused to endorse the FTC's bid for such a presumption in their June decision, the ruling left the door open for lower courts to develop those types of presumptions down the road, Wright said in a speech.

"A case-specific presumption could...
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