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How will cutting 18 months off the life of its Celebrex patent impact Pfizer’s profits?

Pfizer, headquartered in New York City, is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (as measured by revenues.) It holds patents on many of the drugs it manufactures.  One of these patents gives Pfizer the exclusive right to market the painkiller, Celebrex.  (Celebrex generated $1.9 billion in revenue in 2013.) In a recent patent ruling, […]

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What were the intangible assets in Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr?

Yahoo purchased Tumblr, a blog-hosting website, in May 2013 for approximately $990.2 million.  The fair values of the net tangible assets and identifiable intangible assets acquired from Tumblr were as follows (in millions): Cash  $       16.6 Other tangible assets           74.0 Identifiable intangible assets:     Developed technology           23.7     Customer contracts         182.4     […]

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