WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CAPA Points To Patent Quality As Key To Ultimately Lowering Prescription Drug Prices In a recent op-ed as part of Patent Quality Week, CAPA Executive Director Matthew Lane outlined the ways in which the pharmaceutical marketplace is impacted by Big Pharma’s manipulation and abuse of the U.S. patent system. Particularly, Lane dives […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TUESDAY, JULY 20: The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) is hosting a panel with the Public Interest Patent Law Institute highlighting how patent law can impact every American, particularly when it comes to high drug prices. The event will feature a discussion moderated by CAPA Executive Director Matthew Lane and include the […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Coalition Against Patent Abuse’s Executive Director Matthew Lane penned an op-ed in Morning Consult recently on the need to address patent abuse and anti-competitive pricing tactics used by some major pharmaceutical companies. In his op-ed, Mr. Lane dives into the current imbalance between rewarding new drug innovations and competition from low-cost alternatives.  […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Have You Heard? The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) is Fighting Against Anti-Competitive Tactics Used by Some Major Pharmaceutical Companies to Keep Competition Out, Prices High. In a mini-series called, “Spot-On Savings,” CAPA outlined how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), through its inter partes review (IPR) process, can generate […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Recently, Matrix Global Advisors (MGA) released a white paper that highlights how patent thickets increase barriers for American patients to access affordable biosimilar medications and treatments.   “It is no secret that many pharmaceutical companies today utilize loopholes within the patent system to extend their monopolies while expanding their profits. This white […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CAPA Releases Statement after AbbVie CEO Testifies Before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Use of Anti-Competitive Tactics that Keep Drug Prices High: “CAPA applauds the Committee for its continued oversight on specific anti-competitive tactics that some big drug companies have engaged in over recent years. This patent gamesmanship […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CAPA Continues “Spot-On Savings” Mini-Series To Show How The IPR Process Can Generate Savings For Millions Of Patients & The U.S. Healthcare System. Part V: IPR & Ulcerative Colitis – Balancing Innovation and Competition Read the full story below: CAPA examined how the IPR process struck down a patent relating to the […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW What The Next U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Could Mean For Drug Prices: As anticipation builds around who the next USPTO director will be, the Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) is highlighting the importance of making the right choice to tackle anti-competitive behavior that will help lower drug prices.  […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CAPA Continues “Spot-On Savings” Mini-Series To Show How The IPR Process Can Generate Savings For Millions Of Patients & The U.S. Healthcare System.  Part IV: IPR & Heart Disease – Knocking Down Erroneously Extended Patents. Read the full story below: In 2017, the patent for an anti-clotting drug prasugrel, under […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CAPA Stresses Importance Of Next USPTO Director – This week, CAPA Executive Director Matthew Lane penned an op-ed in STAT News highlighting the crucial role that the next U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director will have on reducing drug costs for millions of American patients, many of which are already struggling financially […]

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