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10 Points on How China is Dealing with the Patent System

This is based on a paper by Peter Drahos, ‘The US, China and the G-77 in the era of responsive patentability’, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 432 more words


Recent developments on Hep-C treatment and access

Recently, there have been two key developments in the area of Hep-C treatment– firstly the release of the first ever WHO guidelines for screening, care and treatment of persons infected with HCV and secondly the specific discussion on generic production and use of TRIPS flexibilities to address access barriers. 642 more words


10 Points on the Max Planck Institute’s Declaration on Patent Protection

The Declaration relates to how sovereign states can formulate domestic policy to protect their interests and remain within International law. The subtitle of the Declaration is ‘Regulatory Sovereignty under TRIPS’. 305 more words


7 Points on Intellectual Property Valuation

These points are from the European Commission’s Final Report from the Expert Group on Intellectual Property Valuation. We have not focused on the details of the report, such as specific valuation methods. 295 more words


Eli Lilly vs. Canada: The Patent War Moves to Washington

Angered by Canadian court decisions that invalidated patents on two drugs, Eli Lilly is striking back by urging Washington to pressure Canada to change its stance toward intellectual property. 604 more words


UK court overturns patents on Roche's Herceptin

Source: Pharma Times

15 March 2014

The likelihood of a biosimilar version of Herceptin reaching the UK market
in the next few months has increased dramatically after the High Court… 118 more words


Natco seeks to block Gilead's hepatitis C drug patent in India: source

Source: Reuters

11 April 2014

(Reuters) – India’s Natco Pharma Ltd has formally asked the Indian patent office to deny U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc’s new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi a patent in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. 475 more words

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