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Amicus Brief Filed in Oil States vs. Greene Energy Group Supreme Court Case: The Critical Role of Patent Challenges in Increasing Competition and Reducing Drug Prices

In 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) to curb the spread of unmerited patents, stop abusive litigation, and ensure a fair playing field for patent applicants. Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub. L. No. 112- 20, 125 Stat. 284, 35 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (2011). In the face of industry overreliance on…

Briefs & Fact Sheets 30 Oct 2017

Briefing Memo: Risks Of The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement For Access To Medicines – Analysis Of The Leaked U.S. Paper Eliminating Patent Pre-Grant Opposition

A leaked U.S. paper recently circulated to countries negotiating the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) outlines the U.S. argument for eliminating “pre-grant opposition,” an important tool for preventing patent applicants from gaining patent monopolies based on weak or erroneous information, for improving the quality and efficiency of patent office examinations, and for safeguarding access to medicines.

Briefs & Fact Sheets 18 Jul 2011
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