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The Dichotomy of IPR Protection and Social Welfare- An Analysis of the Indian Patents Act with respect to the Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduction Intellectual Property Rights, in the simplest of terms, refer to rights over creation of the mind. In a world where knowledge economies are on the rise, IPR has become increasingly significant. Intellectual Property Rights entail several rights within its ambit- copyright, patent, geographical indication etc. In this article, we deal only with one form of … Continue reading The Dichotomy of IPR Protection and Social Welfare- An Analysis of the Indian Patents Act with respect to the Pharmaceutical Industry

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To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

The granting of secondary use patents in the pharmaceutical industry has become more prominent after the negotiations of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995. More and more secondary use patents have been granted, especially in developed countries. But, on the flip side, some firms tend to take advantage of secondary use patents in order to extend … Continue reading To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

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Patentee Rights During Pendency Of Post-Grant Opposition

Issues: In the case of Novartis AG & ANR v Natco Pharma Ltd, Swiss Pharma major Novartis has been granted patent for novel and inventive compound “Certinib” for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The suit patent was filed claiming priority since 2007, and was granted on 28th September, 2015. Novartis came across NOXALK (Natco … Continue reading Patentee Rights During Pendency Of Post-Grant Opposition

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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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The Glivec saga in India is finally over

As it has been widely covered by media in and outside India, it is no new news to pharmaceutical and patent fraternity that Novartis has lost about 7 year long legal battle to secure a patent protection for its invention on beta crystalline form of imatinib mesylate in India. A 112 page long Supreme Court judgement … Continue reading The Glivec saga in India is finally over

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Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Licensing Deals: Case Studies

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Glenmark, research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company with Research Focus on Inflammatory Diseases, Metabolic Disorders and Pain has a presence in over 80 countries around the world. The Company has a proven track record of entering into Licensing deals with Big Pharma and entered into Outlicensing deals in 2004 with Forest laboratories for Oglemilast, … Continue reading Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Licensing Deals: Case Studies

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Actavis and Novartis

ACTAVIS’ “EXPECTATION OF SUCCESS” AFFIRMED ACTAVIS UK vs NOVARTIS AG The High Court, Court of Appeal has recently upheld a decision on Appeal from the High Court, Patents Court, that the Novartis’s European Patent (UK) 0948320, a sustained release formulation of Fluvastatin (a Cholesterol lowering drug), is invalid on the ground of obviousness. Earlier in … Continue reading Actavis and Novartis

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