Category Archives: Post-grant opposition

Working to Lower Drug Costs by Challenging Questionable Patents

The New York Times, November 27, 2015. J. Kyle Bass made a fortune in the financial crisis when his hedge fund,Hayman Capital Management, bet big against subprime mortgages. Now Mr. Bass is wagering against pharmaceutical companies that he says exploit … Continue reading

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Petition to the Malaysian Minister of Health: Make Sofosbuvir available, fix patent laws!

Hepatitis C patients in Malaysia urgently need access to affordable Sofosbuvir. Help them by signing this petition to the Health Minister of Malaysia in the run-up to the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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PLHIVs in Argentina file patent opposition against Gilead/BMS ARV combination Atripla

  Argentina, December 4 , 2013.- For the first time in Argentina organized communities filed a pre-grant opposition against a patent for a combination of antiretrovirals with priority use in the country. A pricing study conducted by RedLAM “Latin American … Continue reading

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Press Release: Trade and Industry’s draft IP policy lays foundation to prevent abusive patents from blocking access to affordable medicines

Health groups call for wide public consultation Johannesburg, 9 September – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 welcome the announcement that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has called for public comment on the … Continue reading

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Why South Africa should Examine Pharmaceutical Patents

Treatment Action Campaign is running a campaign FIX THE PATENT LAWS in South Africa demanding for amendment of South Africa’s Patents Act 57 of 1978 to ensure access to affordable medicines, improve the health and save the lives of millions … Continue reading

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Merck’s frivolous patent on asthma inhaler revoked

On 10 December, Schering Corporation’s (now Merck) patent on an asthma inhaler has been revoked. In 2004, Schering Corporation filed an application (402/CHENP/2004) in India claiming a product patent on an aerosol suspension formulation containing two active drugs mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate. These drugs … Continue reading

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