Category Archives: Patent

MSF challenges Gilead’s unmerited patent in China for lifesaving hepatitis C medicine, Affordable generic versions from China could save millions of people’s lives

Source: Medecins Sans Frontieres |June 19, 2018 The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today filed a legal patent challenge at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), requesting the invalidation of the patent granted to US pharmaceutical corporation … Continue reading

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WIPO: Proposal to amend PCT Regulations undermines TRIPS flexibilities

Geneva, 15 June (TWN) – A proposal to amend a treaty regulation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will compromise TRIPS flexibilities, especially in relation to the scope of patentability for national patent offices. The International Bureau (i.e. WIPO … Continue reading

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Most New Drug Patents Are for Old Remedies, Research Shows

Source: Bloomberg | November 1, 2018 The U.S. patent system was designed to protect new innovations, but drugmakers are more often than not using it to protect old ones. At least 74 percent of drugs associated with new patents were medicines … Continue reading

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The CRISPR Patent Landscape: Past, Present, and Future

Source: The CRISPR Journal Vol. 1, No. 1 | Perspectives Feb 1, 2018 Introduction Besides revolutionizing molecular biology, CRISPR* has intensified public discourse on science and science policy. For better or worse, this has also included a focus on the contentious and … Continue reading

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Prices of Patented Medicines in India

Source: Economic & Political Weekly | Vol. 53, Issue No. 22, 02 Jun, 2018 by Sharmila Mary Joseph  & James J Nedumpara To Regulate or Not to Regulate? Medicines with valid patents generally enjoy exemption from price regulation in most countries. In India, … 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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Monsanto Can’t Have Patent on Bt Cotton in India, Court Says

Source: Bloomberg | April 11, 2018 Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, can’t own a patent over genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a court ruled on Wednesday. The Delhi High Court verdict said that certain items such as … Continue reading

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