Watson Acknowledges Federal Trade Commission Action Regarding AndroGel Patent Settlement
“We are disappointed that the FTC has decided to challenge our patent settlement, as we believe the agreement fully complies with both the spirit and letter of the antitrust and consumer protection laws, as interpreted by numerous appellate courts throughout the U.S.,” said
In 2003, Watson submitted an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) seeking approval to market a generic version of AndroGel. Solvay initiated litigation against Watson alleging that its product infringed Solvay’s patent. Under terms of a 2006 settlement agreement, Solvay granted Watson a non-exclusive license to the U.S. patents covering AndroGel. Watson agreed not to commence marketing its generic equivalent product until
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