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Continued: Supreme Court: 'Pay-for-delay' deals between drug companies can sometimes be illegal

  • Article by: JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 17, 2013 - 3:35 PM

"Rather, the court has established that the 'rule of reason' be applied, and left it to the lower courts to determine if the benefits of the settlement outweigh harm to consumers," Bisaro said. "We believe this decision continues to provide for a lawful and legitimate pathway for resolving patent challenge litigation in a manner that is pro-competitive and beneficial to American consumers."

Justice Samuel Alito did not take part in the case.

The case is Federal Trade Commission vs. Actavis, Inc., 12-416.

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