Category Archives: Patents

Doctors Without Borders contests Pfizer’s patent on pneumonia vaccine

Pfizer has come under fire for holding exclusive patent rights that bars competition on its pneumonia vaccine worldwide, which is being challenged in patent litigations in several countries, an aid group said Monday. Doctors Without Borders will challenge Pfizer in … Continue reading

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Rethinking IP in the TPP: Canadian Government Plays Key Role in Suspending Unbalanced Patent and Copyright Rules

Source: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/11/rethinking-ip-in-the-tpp/ Years of disappointment in trade negotiations have left many Canadian intellectual property watchers hoping for the best, but expecting the worst when it comes to the IP provisions in trade deals. In earlier talks, Canadian negotiators would often advocate … Continue reading

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India to oppose anti-generics proposals at RCEP meet

Source: LiveMint India stands firm in opposing proposals that could hinder global access to affordable generic drugs and life-saving vaccines South Korea and Japan have been pushing for proposals to extend drug and vaccine patent terms, a move that is … Continue reading

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Global access to affordable medicines should not be restricted

MSF has witnessed the negative impact of monopoly pricing on life-saving medicines and vaccines in its medical projects all over the world. Courtesy- ajp.com.au As 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement meet this week in Incheon, … Continue reading

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India Will Not Cross Red Lines on Generic Drugs in RCEP, but Stay Vigilant, Say Officials

Source: The Wire Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist the free trade agreement’s provisions which could compromise India’s ability to keep supplying cheaper generic drugs to the world. Hundreds of government officials and activists huddle separately in South … Continue reading

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MSF approaches Delhi High Court to challenge unmerited patent grant for pneumonia vaccine

New Delhi, 13 October 2017 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders India has filed a petition before the High Court of Delhi to overturn the patent granted on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the US pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Earlier … Continue reading

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Letter: Over 30 civil society organisations urge EU to abolish supplementary protection certificates mechanism

Source: MSF Access Campaign In an open letter and open submission, thirty-three civil society organisations have called on the European Commission to abolish the supplementary protection certificates (SPC) mechanism and to stop encouraging the inclusion of SPCs – or similar mechanisms, such … Continue reading

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