Reply and Response to C-IP2’s March 4, 2021, Blogpost on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database

C-IP2’s original post on the UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database can be read here. Reply to Blog Post on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database Robin Feldman Arthur J. Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Law Albert Abramson ’54 Distinguished Professor of Law Chair Director of the Center for Innovation at University of California … Continue reading “Reply and Response to C-IP2’s March 4, 2021, Blogpost on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database”

UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database: A Look Behind the Statistics Reveals Problems with this Approach to Identifying and Quantifying So-Called “Evergreening”

The Center for Innovation, housed at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, has created an Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database (the “Evergreening Database,” or “Database”).[1] The Database was created to address the perceived problem of “evergreening,” which the Database defines as “pharmaceutical company actions that artificially extend the protection horizon, or cliff, … Continue reading “UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database: A Look Behind the Statistics Reveals Problems with this Approach to Identifying and Quantifying So-Called “Evergreening””

CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening”

In their new paper, Evergreening of Pharmaceutical Exclusivity: Sorting Fact from Misunderstanding and Fiction, Professors Kristina Acri née Lybecker and Mark Schultz, along with CPIP John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow David Lund, analyze how the term “evergreening” is used in the context of pharmaceuticals. After sorting through the vagaries and rhetorical excesses that restrict meaningful … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening””