Category Archives: Sec 3 (d)

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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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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Rampant evergreening in Indian pharma industry

Source: live mint | April 27, 2018 Pharmaceutical companies commonly used legal argument, as opposed to demonstrating proof of therapeutic efficacy, to overcome anti-evergreening objections India has been at the forefront of developing an alternative model of patent law which … Continue reading

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72% of drug patent grants in India for marginal improvements, says study

Source: Business Today | April 25, 2018 Majority of pharmaceutical drug patents granted by India might have skipped elaborate scrutiny, an analysis of patent grants by a team of researchers and patent lawyers reveals.   The report which studied the prosecution … Continue reading

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An Access Regime based on Indian Patents Act -Review Of “The Access Regime” by Feroz Ali

Source: LiveLaw.in Even though the Agreement on the trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) set the minimum standards of protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights, it could not harmonise the various national patent laws. Irrespective of the … Continue reading

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A trade pact that could hit India hard

By Ranja Sengupta, The Hindu BusinessLine There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy There was clearly huge pressure on India to conclude negotiations this year … Continue reading

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