Brand vs. Brand Patent Battles Heat Up, Focus On Big Drug Classes
Patent brawl between Merck and Gilead involving Sovaldi and Harvoni was one of the marquee litigation events of 2016; a compilation of disputes between brand-name companies over the past six years shows how consequential they can be.
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