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August 28, 2006


HBS student

Just did a case study on this in a class at Harvard Business School. I was pretty disgusted by the whole proceedings by Endo. In my opinion, they basically tried to infringe on the OxyContin patent, and sued Purdue without even having any evidence of patent invalidity. They lucked upon the clinical data deception only after a year of research.

I was happy to hear that ultimately, Purdue kept their patent and Endo learned their lesson never to pursue paragraph 4 litigation ever again.

Pharma companies should definitely focus on creating innovation and patents, and not on infringing them.

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