ECJ outlines criteria for defining settlements in GSK pay-for-delay case

30 January 2020 - 12:00 am UTC

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today (30 January) clarified criteria applicable to the characterisation of settlement agreements between a pharmaceutical patents holder and generic medicines manufacturer, in a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pay-for-delay reference decision.

In February 2016, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) imposed a GBP 45m (EUR 53.21m) fine on British multinational pharmaceutical GSK and generic pharma firms Generics (UK) and its parent MerckActavisAlpharma and Xellia for delaying the entry of cheaper versions of GSK’s blockbuster paroxetine antidepressant Seroxat in the UK.

PaRR subscribers can read the full article on PaRR here.

Not a subscriber? PaRR delivers global intelligence on competition law. To read this article and more, apply for a free trial below.