Category Archives: Patent Term Extension

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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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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New laws needed now to save lives: FTPL statement on new IP policy

  Source: Fix the Patent Laws Intellectual property policy welcomed after nine years of development JOHANNESBURG, 31 MAY 2018 – Yesterday, after nine years of development, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) finally published the Intellectual Property Policy of the … 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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