A Reverse Perspective on Reverse Payment Settlements

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dc.contributor.advisor Peter Hutt en_US
dc.contributor.author Bailin, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T22:20:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Paul Bailin, A Reverse Perspective on Reverse Payment Settlements (May 2010). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8965635
dc.description.abstract This essay addresses the ongoing debate, both judicial and political, over whether “pay-for-delay” settlements of patent infringement claims brought by branded pharmaceutical companies against generic competitors under the auspices of a Hatch-Waxman “Paragraph IV” ANDA certification should be deemed per se violations of the U.S. antitrust laws. It begins by placing the debate in the context of three overlapping legal regimes: patent, food and drug, and antitrust law. Next, it considers the debate over per se liability as a clash between two largely incommensurable legal paradigms. To help resolve the dispute, the author suggests that we consider a nontraditional perspective on intellectual property rights, measuring them not against a but-for world of legally unprotected words and ideas (an approach which tends to emphasize the need to protect and incentivize innovation) but rather against the world of real property. The distinctions between real and intellectual property provide an intellectual framework favoring lower protection for suspect patent claims, and the essay provides both conceptual and empirical arguments for moving in that direction in the Hatch-Waxman context. en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject.other Food and Drug Law en_US
dc.title A Reverse Perspective on Reverse Payment Settlements en_US
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T22:20:14Z

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