Drug Patents Safer with Tribes than Offshore

Allergan’s Restasis eye drop patent has been sold to a Native American tribe. Generic drug makers therefore cannot challenge Allergan, because the patent now belongs to an entity that is very difficult to sue – Tribes are sovereign and US law doesn’t apply. Allergan will now be leasing the rights from the Tribe and paying handsome royalties. Almost like moving the rights offshore, but easier…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-08/allergan-makes-deal-with-native-american-tribe-over-drug-patents

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