Category Archives: TRIPS&IP rights

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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Intellectual Property rules stand amended

Source: The Hindu | July 02, 2018 Some powers with Customs revoked The Union Ministry of Finance has amended Intellectual Property rules to revoke the power vested with Customs authorities to seize imported products based on complaints of patent infringement. … 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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WIPO: Proposal to amend PCT Regulations undermines TRIPS flexibilities

Geneva, 15 June (TWN) – A proposal to amend a treaty regulation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will compromise TRIPS flexibilities, especially in relation to the scope of patentability for national patent offices. The International Bureau (i.e. WIPO … Continue reading

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WHO: Proposed work program on “fair price” undermines affordability of medicines

Source: The Third World Network | May 21, 2018 by KM Gopakumar Geneva:  The proposed work program on fair price raises concerns on affordability of medicines. The document was prepared by the Secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO)for the … 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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