House Committee Targets AbbVie Patent Practices, Urges FTC to Investigate

“It took 155 years for the USPTO to issue its first 5 million patents in 1991; it has taken less than 1/5 of that time to issue the next 6 million. Have we really become more inventive in the last 30 years or have we just got better at inventing patents?” Tamir Amin, Initiative for … Read more

Federal Trade Commission Urges SCOTUS to Deny AbbVie Petition

“Although there was no direct evidence of AbbVie’s subjective intent, the district court inferred subjective intent from the fact that AbbVie’s lawyers were very experienced with patent matters and would know that litigation would delay generic competition.” On Wednesday, May 19, the response brief of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was filed with the US … Read more