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§ 18a - Premerger notification and waiting period
Title 16 published on 03-May-2017 03:55
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 801 after this date.
The Federal Trade Commission (“Commission” or “FTC”), with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice (the “Assistant Attorney General” or the “Antitrust Division”) (together the “Agencies”), is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules (the “Rules”) in order to provide a framework for determining when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to a patent or part of a patent in the pharmaceutical, including biologics, and medicine manufacturing industry (North American Industry Classification System Industry Group 3254) (“pharmaceutical industry”) is reportable under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (“the Act,” “HSR Act” or “HSR”). This final rule defines and applies the concepts of “all commercially significant rights,” “limited manufacturing rights,” and “co-rights” in determining whether the rights transferred with regard to a patent or a part of a patent in the pharmaceutical industry constitute a potentially reportable asset acquisition under the Act.
The Commission is proposing amendments to the premerger notification rules (“the Rules”) to provide a framework for determining when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to a patent in the pharmaceutical, including biologics, and medicine manufacturing industry (North American Industry Classification System Industry Group 3254) (“pharmaceutical industry”) is reportable under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (“the Act” or “HSR”). The Act and Rules require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file reports with the Federal Trade Commission (“the Commission”) and the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“the Assistant Attorney General”) (collectively, “the Agencies”) and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. The reporting and waiting period requirements are intended to enable these enforcement agencies to determine whether a proposed merger or acquisition may violate the antitrust laws if consummated and, when appropriate, to seek a preliminary injunction in federal court to prevent consummation. This proposed rulemaking uses the concept of “all commercially significant rights” as the basis to determine whether there is a transfer of exclusive rights to a patent in the pharmaceutical industry resulting in an asset acquisition that may be reportable under the Act.