The Johnson & Johnson Acuvue Compulsory License

In April of 2010, District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan (M.D Florida, Jacksonville division) declined to grant a permanent injunction following a finding that the Johnson & Johnson’s ACUVUE®OASYS contact lens product infringed patents owned by CIBA Vision Corporation, providing another example of, in effect, a judicial compulsory license following the 2006 eBay v. MercExchange case; the judge wrote:

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Response by FDA to KEI’s FOIA Request Regarding the PSM India Summit of May 11, 2010 in New Delhi

In June of 2010, KEI was informed that representatives from the the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had recently attended a summit in India on the issue of counterfeited and spurious medicines organized by the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), a US-based organization with clear links to pharmaceutical corporate interests.

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