Analysis

3 Places The Allergan Tribal Deal May Face Pushback

Law360, New York (October 12, 2017, 7:14 PM EDT) -- Allergan PLC's controversial attempt to shield patents for dry-eye drug Restasis from review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board by making a deal with a Native American tribe has drawn intense scrutiny, amid concerns from groups including lawmakers and generic-drug companies. Here are three places where the deal will be closely examined.

Congress

It's been a little more than four weeks since Allergan announced it would transfer six patents for Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, and then license them back. It believes that the tribe, as a sovereign nation, is immune to patent challenges in inter partes review...

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