The U.S. Solicitor General on Wednesday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court advising it to grant Teva Pharmaceuticals’ petition for writ of certiorari relating to generic manufacturers’ liability for infringement through the use of “skinny labels” on generic drugs. The SG’s brief said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) got it wrong, and that the decision could upend the careful balance contemplated by the Hatch-Waxman Amendments between incentivizing new brand name drugs and allowing cheaper generics into the market.

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