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PATENTS - Constitutional issues and legislation - Patent Act - Procedure - Judicial review

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 11:12 AM  

Appeal by Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Alexion) from the summary dismissal of its judicial review application, challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Patent Act granting the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (Board) authority to make remedial orders where it found that a patentee of an invention pertaining to a medicine was selling the medicine at an excessive price. Alexion, patentee of the breakthrough drug Soliris, indicated for the treatment for two life-threatening disorders, was found by the Board to have sold Soliris at an excessive price....