Big pharma braces for wave of patent losses

Mirasol, Feliza
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/7/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports that court challenges to pharmaceutical patents have been all the rage lately in the U.S., so pharmaceutical majors are trying to improve their defenses amid a slew of patent losses and new generics. With the status quo shifting from the blockbuster-based business model to more specialized, targeted therapeutics, the chances of big pharmaceutical firms triumphing with one or two new multibillion-dollar drugs are few and far between in the foreseeable future.


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