WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Katherine Vidal as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): “CAPA applauds the confirmation of Kathi Vidal as the new USPTO director.  It is our hope that […]

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More Than a Dozen Organizations Signed on to a Letter Calling on Congress to Pass the “Restoring the America Invents Act” to Reduce Big Pharma’s Manipulation of the Patent System WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) along with fourteen organizations from across the political spectrum sent a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Dick […]

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As the Federal Government and Millions of American Patients Face Insurmountable Debt, Tackling Patent Abuse to Lower Drug Prices Must be Made a Priority WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced Kathi Vidal as the nominee for director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Congress Must Act to Prevent Anti-Competitive Tactics Used by Many Major Pharmaceutical Companies to Keep Low-Cost Alternatives Out of the Marketplace WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition Against Patent Abuse released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed three bills relating to patent reform and drug pricing, including H.R. 2873, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through […]

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The “Restoring the America Invents Act” Aims to Reduce Big Pharma’s Manipulation of the Patent System and Strengthen Tools Such as the Inter Partes Review Process to Increase Patent Quality  WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) released the following statement after Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the “Restoring […]

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The Coalition Calls on Congress to Intervene as Courts Undermine the ‘Skinny Label’ Framework, Preventing Generic Competition While Drug Companies Profit WASHINGTON, DC: Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the verdict in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., subjecting Teva to a $234 million judgment that includes damages for the period […]

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New Report Highlights How AbbVie’s Patent System Gaming Keeps Prices High for U.S. Patients WASHINGTON D.C. – In case you missed it, Axios reported this week that international sales of Humira, a medicine that treats a number of chronic conditions and is widely prescribed and used by millions of people around the world, are declining due to the […]

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Congress Must Stop Major Drug Companies from Abusing the U.S. Patent System to Delay or Prevent Patients from Accessing More Affordable Generic Alternative Medications and Treatments. WASHINGTON D.C. – In case you missed it, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to pass a package of four bills relating to drug pricing, including S. 1435, the Affordable Prescriptions for […]

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Join the Discussion to Learn More About How the U.S Public is a Vital Stakeholder in the U.S. Patent System. WASHINGTON D.C. – As part of Patent Quality Week, the Public Interest Patent Law Institute and the Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) are hosting a conversation highlighting how patent law does – or at least should – […]

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Join the Discussion to Learn More About How the U.S Public is a Vital Stakeholder in the U.S. Patent System. WASHINGTON D.C. – As part of Patent Quality Week, the Public Interest Patent Law Institute and the Coalition Against Patent Abuse (CAPA) are hosting a conversation highlighting how patent law does – or at least should – […]

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