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People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India

New Delhi, 10 July 2018: Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) has filed today two patent oppositions before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. These … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property rules stand amended

Source: The Hindu | July 02, 2018 Some powers with Customs revoked The Union Ministry of Finance has amended Intellectual Property rules to revoke the power vested with Customs authorities to seize imported products based on complaints of patent infringement. … Continue reading

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Five years after the Indian Supreme Court’s novartis verdict

Source: Intellectual Property Watch | May 21, 2018 On 1 April 2013, in a packed room inside India’s Supreme Court, a magnificent building in Indo-British architectural style, two judges delivered a verdict that impacted the national and global conversation about … Continue reading

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Weed out evergreen patents

Source: Live Law | May 27, 2018 A recently published report “Pharmaceutical Patent Grants in India: How our safeguards against evergreening have failed and why the system must be reformed“, by Dr. Feroz Ali, Dr. Sudarsan Rajagopal, Dr. Venkata S. … Continue reading

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South African Cabinet approves new Intellectual Property Policy

Source: Fix the Patent Laws | May 24, 2018 The Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL) welcomes the news today that the Cabinet of the Government of South Africa has approved the new Intellectual Property (IP) Policy. After nine years of … Continue reading

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Why the US and pharmaceutical giants want a provision in India’s patent law revoked

Source: Scroll.in | May 02, 2018 India’s patent laws are under attack again. This time, too, the target is a provision not commonly found in patent laws elsewhere. This rule requires patent holders to disclose whether they are working their … Continue reading

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China calls for common front on US S.301 measures Published in SUNS #8673 dated 2 May 2018

Source: Third World Network | May 03, 2018 Geneva, 30 Apr (D. Ravi Kanth) – China has called for a common front against the United States at the World Trade Organization for fighting the “unilateralism and protectionism” unleashed by Washington … Continue reading

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