Category Archives: Patents

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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The grounds for opposing patent applications for velpatasvir

Source: MSF | July 09, 2018 Gilead Sciences has applied for multiple patents on oral hepatitis C medicines – sofosbuvir and velpatasvir in India: not only limiting itself to basic patents but also staking claims on a number of additional … Continue reading

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The switch from patents to state-dependent prizes for technological innovation

by Hwan C. Lin, Journal of Macroeconomics Volume 50, December 2016, Pages 193-223 Highlights •Examine the intertemporal bounty (IB) system as an alternative to patents. •The IB system rewards innovation with a bounty claim to state-dependent prizes (called “intertemporal bounties”) over time. … Continue reading

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The problem with high drug prices isn’t ‘foreign freeloading,’ it’s the patent system

by Tahir Amin, CNBC | June 27, 2018 One in four Americans are unable to fill prescriptions due to high prices. Today’s drug patent monopolies are stronger than at any point in the last century, raising prescription prices. Until the … Continue reading

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Document exclusivity weakens Norwegian pandemic preparedness

Source: Dagens Medisin | June 20, 2018 IMAGINE THAT A large global o, break of contagious disease also includes Norway, such as a new flu-like disease with high risk of transmission and mortality. Imagine that there is only one effective drug, … 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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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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