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Thomas Kirkbak, chief IP litigation specialist at Danish company Lundbeck, faces challenges on several fronts, as he explains to LSIPR.
IP infringement covering pharmaceuticals typically takes place where generic companies can make the most profits, according to Thomas Kirkbak, chief IP litigation specialist and attorney-at-law at Lundbeck.
“If a lot of money can be made by entering a generic product on a certain market, my experience is that the generic companies are willing to take substantial risks of infringing the originator’s IP rights,” he says.
Kirkbak explains that a generic will usually first infringe in the US, because that is where the biggest profits can be made. This is followed by challenges to the IP rights in the UK and Germany.
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