Tag: patent

Supreme Court says no to Bayer, upholds compulsory license on Nexavar

December 12, 2014 In a momentous decision that would have wide-ranging implication for access to medicines, the Supreme Court of India refused to entertain Bayer’s appeal to set aside the compulsory license (CL) on Sorafenib (Nexavar). The Supreme Court’s dismissal of Bayer’s Special Leave Petition against the Bombay High Court’s...

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Civil society opposes patent on sofosbuvir

10 September, 2014- In a move towards furthering access to affordable medicines, Lawyers Collective through Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, the Hepatitis Coalition of Nagaland and Network of PLHIV living in the Asia Pacific region (APN+), filed a pre- grant challenge to sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) in India. The opposition is against the pro-drug...

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Patent challenge

IT has been more than a year since the first compulsory licence was granted to an Indian company manufacturing generic drugs to produce a patented drug. In March 2012, the compulsory licence granted to Natco for manufacturing sorafenib tosylate (brand name Nexavar), a drug whose patent was owned by the pharma giant...

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Lawyers Collective Response to Testimony of Mr. Roy F Waldron, Pfizer Inc.

Recently, several multinational pharmaceutical companies along with the US Chamber of Commerce have been instrumental in mounting pressure on India to decry the alleged state of Intellectual Property (IP) regime in India. On June 27, 2013 a hearing, ‘A tangle of trade barriers’ before the US Energy and Commerce Committee...

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More than safety, location of a nuclear plant should be considered first: Lawyer

COIMBATORE: A three-day national consultation committee on HIV/AIDS care and support to the patients, organised at the Karl Kubel Institute here in Annaikatti, concluded on Saturday. Among the speakers at the programme, was Anand Grover, an eminent lawyer and the United Nations Special Rapporteur of UN Human Rights wing. Grover, a practicing lawyer in Bombay high court and the Supreme Court is a renowned...

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Rights: Access to medicines resolution adopted

New Delhi, 15 Jul (K. M. Gopakumar) — The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on access to medicines despite opposition from the United States and the European Union. This was at the 23rd session of the Council held in Geneva on 27 May-14 June 2013. The...

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