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US Senators Urge PTO’s Vidal To Tackle Pharma Patent Thickets

Thickets Stifle Competition For Generic And Biosimilar Drugs

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A bipartisan group of senators has written to the US Patent and Trademark Office, urging it to tackle the impact of patent thickets on the generic and biosimilar drug industries.

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