The big pharma corporation, Allergan, tried an ingenious way to put its patents where U.S. law couldn’t reach them.
BREAKING NEWS: A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas invalidated four Allergan patents associated with Restasis in a decision made on October 16, 2017.
“Sovereign immunity should not be treated as a monetizable commodity that can be purchased by private entities as part of a scheme to evade their legal responsibilities,” the judge wrote.
Ithaca Now spoke with Victor Tiffany, the coordinator of Ithaca's Move to Amend affiliate. The group is planning a teach-in to educate others about the controversial Citizens' United case on Sunday, Mar. 3rd at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca from 2-5 p.m.
How are corporations guaranteed rights under the Constitution?
To find out, the Ithaca chapter of the Move to Amend movement is hosting a teach-in from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Unitarian Society, located at 306 N. Aurora St.
The US Supreme Court decision that eliminated limits to how much corporations can spend on campaign contributions has led to a growing movement to end so-called corporate personhood.