Category Archives: Indian Patent Office

Indian patent office delivers major blow to affordable pneumonia vaccine hopes

MSF Access Campaign August 22, 2017   Geneva/New York/New Delhi, 22 August 2017 – Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that safeguards both children and adults from pneumonia was dealt a major blow after the Indian … Continue reading

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Drugs row threatens health sector budget

Source: Daily Nation; October 6, 2015 Kenya may be forced to increase its future annual health budget, if global drug companies have their way in the simmering patents row surrounding the manufacture of medicines. They have pushed India, Kenya’s biggest … Continue reading

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Maths of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug

Source: Down To Earth 3 Feb 2015 Why US firm’s super expensive drug sofosbuvir costs so much and how it can be made at a tenth of current price The indian Patent Office’s rejection of one of Gilead Sciences’ patents … Continue reading

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s (GILD) Sovaldi Faces Patent Opposition In India

Source: BidnessEtc 3 Feb 2015 Gilead is looking at another pre-grant opposition to its patent application for Sovaldi in India, on the grounds of the drug being ineffective Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GILD) patent application for its hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi – … Continue reading

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India’s Patent Office Breaths New Life On The Production Of Hepatitis C Medication, Gilead Shot-Down In The Process

Source: The Science Times 22 Jan 2015 Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that’s often associated with pandemic like outbreaks in third-world countries, due to the viruse’s communicably when sterilization practices aren’t enforced. Once rampant inside the host’s body, the … Continue reading

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TAC, SECTION27 AND MSF APPLAUD INDIA’S REJECTION OF PATENT ON NEW HEPATITIS C MEDICINE

Source: TAC 20 Jan 2015 – The rejection of a patent on sofosbuvir will allow India to produce more affordable generic versions – South Africa’s outdated laws prevent patent rejection, which could lead to artificially high prices until 2034 JOHANNESBURG, … Continue reading

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Gilead to appeal Indian patent rejection on Hepatitis C drug

Source: Business Line 16 Jan 2015 California headquartered Glilead Sciences will appeal the Indian patent office decision to reject a patent application that covers Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir. Earlier this week, the Indian patent office rejected a patent application on … Continue reading

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