Category Archives: Patent examination system

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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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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Govt. draws flak for decision to allow U.S.- trained patent examiners

By Vidya Krishnan, The Hindu | March 30, 2016 Humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has questioned the Indian government’s decision to have patent officers trained by the United States Patent & Trademark Office after the recent … Continue reading

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South Africa Awaits Patent Reforms With Hope, Concern

Source: IP Watch 2 March 2015 CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s new policy on patents could go to the Cabinet for approval soon, says Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF), one of the organisations spearheading the Fix the Patent … Continue reading

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Obama Versus Obamacare

Source: Project Syndicate 12 Feb 2015 NEW YORK – The US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care reform, has succeeded in extending insurance coverage to millions of Americans who would not otherwise have it. … Continue reading

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US pharma gets a booster shot

Source: Business Line Thanks to the India-US Intellectual Property Working Group. Here’s how — and why this is bad news for India’s poor Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official visit to the US included several meetings with industry representatives and … Continue reading

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Dear Prime Minister Modi: Stand firm for affordable medicines

Source: South Asia Foreign Policy As Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first official visit to the United States, one issue at the top of the trade agenda is the strikingly different approaches of the Indian and U.S. governments toward … Continue reading

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