European Commission Conducts New Dawn Raids in Pharmaceutical Sector

December 11, 2009
The European Commission confirmed in a press release on December 9, 2009 that it had conducted a new wave of dawn raids at the premises of several pharmaceutical companies. It has been reported that the raids were related to potential misuse of patents and patent settlements. This update briefly reviews the Commission’s use of dawn raids against pharmaceutical companies since the inception of the Sector inquiry.