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Intellectual Property Articles


Novartis in India patent battle

20th August 2012

The stakes are high for cheap generic drug supplies as the Indian patent office faces off with Novartis.

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India ends Bayer cancer drug monopoly

19th March 2012

The Patent Office rules to allow the manufacture of a generic cancer drug.

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Royalty-free scheme for 'poor' diseases

1st November 2011

UN partnership to speed up the development of drugs for diseases suffered by the world's poorest people.

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Indigenous groups cut out of talks

31st May 2011

Talks on a draft agreement to protect traditional knowledge, including medicine, went ahead without their input.

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Human gene patent overturned

30th March 2010

Court overrules patent on human genes used in tests for breast and ovarian cancers.

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China plans patent reforms

27th June 2008

Beijing rolls out a strategy aimed at boosting innovation and protecting traditional knowledge.

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Big pharma more ethical in Europe

20th June 2008

European drug companies come out top of a new ethical investment index.

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Patents 'need radical change'

12th May 2008

Group calls for changes in the way research and development is funded to help poorer countries.

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India's patent debate

4th April 2008

Parliament to debate a bill which would allow researchers to keep own patents.

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Thailand's licensing policy wavers

25th March 2008

Doctors petition to get the new health minister removed by parliament.

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