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Patent Thickets Constrain US Biosimilars Market

Patent Thickets Constrain US Biosimilars Market

Biosimilars represent a significant cost-savings opportunity in the United States because they can introduce competition for some of the most expensive and widely used prescription drugs on the market: originator biologics. Several market and regulatory barriers have slowed biosimilar market entry and uptake in the United States.

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IAM Quotes MGA Report in Article Discussing the Problem of Patent Thickets

IAM Quotes MGA Report in Article Discussing the Problem of Patent Thickets

In his article for Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), Life Sciences Reporter Adam Houldsworth discusses the weaknesses in the US patent system that enable the “thorny” problem of patent thickets. MGA’s report, “How Patent Thickets Constrain the US Biosimilars Market and Domestic Manufacturing,” was featured heavily in the article to provide evidence of the growing problem.

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Pension Smoothing – The Budget Gimmick That Will Not Die

Pension Smoothing – The Budget Gimmick That Will Not Die

The bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by the Senate on August 10 includes a number of budget gimmicks that help make it look fully “paid for.” One of the gimmicks is pension smoothing, which allows private companies to make smaller contributions to their defined-benefit pension plans, thereby endangering the plans’ financial viability over time.

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MGA’s Christy Robinson Quoted in IAM Article on Patent Thickets

MGA’s Christy Robinson Quoted in IAM Article on Patent Thickets

In Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), Fresenius Kabi Intellectual Property Chief Rachel Moodie discusses the worsening problem of patent thickets in the U.S. biosimilars market. Featured in the article is MGA’s report on patent thickets, as well as a quote from MGA’s Christy Robinson, who voiced her concern regarding the future of the biosimilars market.

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Teva Economic Impact Report

Teva Economic Impact Report

This report, from Matrix Global Advisors (MGA), highlights Teva’s impact on economies in 15 of the 60 countries in which Teva operates. These 15 countries comprise 60 percent of Teva’s total global workforce and 75 percent of revenues in 2020. MGA’s detailed impact analysis estimates that, in 2020, Teva’s local purchases and payroll supported more than 249,000 jobs across these 15 countries, contributed $52 billion to economic output, and generated $11.7 billion in labor income.

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Should the U.S. Offer Tax Credits to Promote Renewable Energy?

Should the U.S. Offer Tax Credits to Promote Renewable Energy?

The new administration is making a big push to support green energy and lower carbon emissions. But are they doing it the right way?
Debating the issue are Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for energy and environment at the Center for American Progress, and Alex Brill, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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MGA Report Featured by The Center for Biosimilars

MGA Report Featured by The Center for Biosimilars

On Thursday, The Center for Biosimilars, a sister site of The American Journal of Managed Care, published an article discussing the differences between the patent systems in the United States and Europe when it comes to biosimilars. The article featured the latest report released by MGA, and authored by Alex Brill and Christy Robinson, titled “How Patent Thickets Constrain the US Biosimilars Market and Domestic Manufacturing”:

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New White Paper Identifies Patent Thickets as Barrier to US Biosimilars Market and Domestic Manufacturing

New White Paper Identifies Patent Thickets as Barrier to US Biosimilars Market and Domestic Manufacturing

“How Patent Thickets Constrain the US Biosimilars Market and Domestic Manufacturing,” authored by Alex Brill and Christy Robinson, explains how reference biologic manufacturers create thickets of overlapping, weaker follow-on patents to keep competitors from entering the market. The paper highlights how originators have strong incentives to protect their profit streams and have found patent thickets to be an easy way to significantly extend the duration of monopolies in the US, preventing access to more affordable medicines for patients.

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