Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Amend Patent Dance With Limit On Some Types of Patents

August 2, 2019
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The chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet in the House of Representatives, along with a Republican congresswoman from Alabama, proposed a bipartisan bill to amend the patent dance in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).

In a statement, Representative Hank Johnson, D-Georgia, chair of the committee, and Ranking Member Martha Roby, R-Alabama, said the bill, HR 3991, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act,” seeks to streamline the process by which biosimilar makers can get their drugs approved.

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