Posts Tagged: Pharmaceutical


A Simple Way to Lower Drug Prices

Consumers suffer the scourge of high drug prices. Brand-name drug companies reap monopoly profits. But generic drugs, which promise lower prices, are often nowhere to be found. …
By Michael Carrier
1 day ago 4

$1.5 billion Celator purchase buoys the financial future of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ oncology division

Of particular interest in this deal is a drug in Celator’s pipeline is Vyxeos (cytarabine:daunorubicin), an injectable liposomal treatment for blood cancers, especially acute myeloid …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 0

IP Protection Critical for BioPharma Given Number, Cost and Complexity of Clinical Trials

Biopharmaceutical innovation is difficult, expensive, time-consuming, and risky. More so now than ever. A 2014 study by Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Drug Development calculated …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
20 days ago 9

USPTO Provides Updates to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

On its face, the new guidance seems to urge examiners to develop well-reasoned, substantive rejections rather than conclusory rejections which provide little basis for applicants to advance …

Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Why IP Protection is Critical to the Future of Biologic Medicine

Given the importance of intellectual property rights to economic growth and technological development, as well as the wider benefits of biopharmaceutical research, the provisions found in the …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
1 month ago 3

When Government Tried March In Rights To Control Health Care Costs

As we await the decision from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the petition backed by Senator Bernie Sanders and others urging that the march in …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 9

Injectable migraine treatment being developed by Alder, Eli Lilly, Amgen and others

Migraines are the result of a hereditary neurological disorder which causes certain areas of the brain to become over-excited, creating the throbbing pain and increased sensitivity to …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 0

UN Panel on Access to Medicines Should Ensure Innovation by Preserving Market Incentives

The dilemma for developing countries is primarily a function of two things: lack of access to existing medicines and absence of innovation on the treatments and cures …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
4 months ago 0

Free Drugs: Bernie Sanders and the end of drug patent exclusivity

The Medical Innovation Prize Act of 2007, submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), would have effectively done away with patent rights for pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 41

Legal Threats to Strong Returns on Pharmaceutical Patents Grow, Threatening Innovation

Pharmaceuticals is the industry sector where a strong patent system, promising substantial returns to successful innovation, is of paramount importance. Regrettably, the weakening of pharmaceutical patent rights …
By Alden Abbott
5 months ago 12

FTC Report on Drug Patent Settlements Shows Substantial Decrease in Pay-for-Delay Deals

The number of these potentially anticompetitive deals has fallen significantly following the Supreme Court’s landmark antitrust decision in FTC v. Actavis in 2013. The total number of …

Innovation A, B, C’s: Amazon, Boehringer and Chevron Disrupt World’s Top Innovator List

According to Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Top 100 Global Innovators, Amazon and several other established players in mature markets are proving that it’s not just start-ups that …
By Laura Gaze
6 months ago 1

Distorting Innovation: Fixed Patent Terms and Underinvestment in Long-term Research

Drugs for the treatment of late-stage cancers are less expensive to develop, in part because late-stage drugs extend patients’ lives for a shorter period of time such …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
8 months ago 1

IP Protection for Biologics in the TPP: Trading Away Future Treatments and Cures

Globally there are approximately 7,000 medicines in development to treat and cure a wide variety of diseases. Of these, more than 5,000 are in development in the United States. …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
8 months ago 5

Will More Regulation Create Cheaper Drugs?

The idea of reducing drug prices through more government control is always simmering on the backburner and doesn’t require much to bring it to a full …
By Joseph Allen
8 months ago 12