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McCarter & English hosts Boston Patent Law Association’s The Actavis Antitrust Riddle: The Evidence and Economics of “Reverse Payments” at our Boston office at 3:30 p.m.
In its 2014 Actavis v. FTC decision, the Supreme Court held that settlement of a Hatch-Waxman patent suit may violate antitrust law if the patent owner makes a “large, unexplained payment” to an alleged infringer. Even after more than four years, judges, lawyers, and drug companies still struggle with complicated evidentiary and economic questions raised by this landmark decision.
Join us to hear four perspectives on how these so-called “pay-for-delay” cases work, how lawyers and judges can best handle the unique evidentiary challenges posed by Actavis, and tips for settling Hatch-Waxman litigation without ending up right back in court.
The Honorable William G. Young, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Professor Keith Hylton, Ph.D., William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University; Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Saul P. Morgenstern, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Peter Rankin, Ph.D., Vice President, Charles River Associates
Wyley Proctor, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP