Category: pharma

Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act

A new act passed in the U.S. house of representative: What will it protect? Patent exclusivity, non-patent exclusivity, or both? Anything else also it deals with? The bill titled ‘A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to … Continue reading Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act

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Supreme Court stayed the Delhi High Court order of injunction against Glenmark over the Generic drug “Sitagliptin”

Reportedly, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on Special Leave Petition filed by Glenmark stayed the Delhi High Court order which passed injunction against Glenmark for the generic drug Sitagliptin till 28th April 2015. The Delhi high court on dated 20th March 2015 set aside an order of single judge bench of Delhi High Court which … Continue reading Supreme Court stayed the Delhi High Court order of injunction against Glenmark over the Generic drug “Sitagliptin”

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Recent decision of Delhi High Court in the case of GILEAD PHARMASSET, LLC V. UNION OF INDIA & ANR

Recently, the Delhi high court on dated 30th January 2015 set aside an order of the Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs. The impugned order rejected a patent to US drug maker Gilead for its hepatitis C drug “Sovaldi” on dated 13th January 2015. The detailed judgment can be found here. Facts of the case: … Continue reading Recent decision of Delhi High Court in the case of GILEAD PHARMASSET, LLC V. UNION OF INDIA & ANR

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News Snippet: Novartis sues Cipla for infringement of patents covering “Onbrez”

In a latest update, Novartis has sued Cipla for infringing its patents on “Onbrez” (Indacaterol) after Cipla lunched its generic version for Indacaterol in October claiming “urgent unmet need” for the drug in India. Earlier, as we have reported here, Cipla approached Govt. of India to exercise its statutory powers to revoke the five patents … Continue reading News Snippet: Novartis sues Cipla for infringement of patents covering “Onbrez”

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CIPLA’s plea for revocation of Novartis Patents for Onbrez may face major set back by the Government

As reported in TOI, the Indian Government has found very little merit in Cipla’s plea for waiver and cancellation of Patent rights for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drug over which Novartis has exclusive rights. We have reported on Cipla’s plea here. Background: Cipla, previously approached the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to … Continue reading CIPLA’s plea for revocation of Novartis Patents for Onbrez may face major set back by the Government

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Cipla Files Representation with Govt. Seeking Revocation of Novartis’ Patents

It has been recently reported in Economic times that Cipla has filed representation with the government (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) seeking revocation of five patents of Novartis on indacaterol, a respiratory drug for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and marketed as Onbrez by Novartis. The central government, under section 66 … Continue reading Cipla Files Representation with Govt. Seeking Revocation of Novartis’ Patents

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Revised Draft Guidelines for Examination of Pharma Patent Applications

We have earlier reported the release of Draft Guidelines for Examination of Pharma Patent Applications. The Patent office has now released revised draft guidelines and in continuation of our earlier article here, we explain herein what those revisions are and impact of the guidelines in general. The revised guidelines are available here. The revised guidelines … Continue reading Revised Draft Guidelines for Examination of Pharma Patent Applications

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