The World Health Organization will launch a pilot project for biosimilars to make costly cancer treatments more widely available in low and middle income countries.
India-based Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge has filed four patent challenges against patents covering hepatitis C drugs in a bid to ensure access to affordable treatment.
Global intellectual property strategy will be the chief area of focus for IP counsel in the life sciences arena in 2017.
The World Trade Organization has amended its intellectual property rules to make it easier for poor countries to access affordable medicines.
A report released by the Australian government has said Australia's extension of term scheme for patents in the pharmaceutical industry "has had little effect" on investment and innovation.
Phylogica, an Australian drug discovery company, has extended its research collaboration and licensing agreement with Genentech to discover novel antibiotics.
Mylan has entered into a sub-licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool, a UN-backed public health organisation, to expand access to chronic hepatitis C medicines in developing countries.
Pharmaceutical company Sanofi and its subsidiary Genzyme have recovered a domain name that infringed a trademark at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Healthcare company Novartis has won a domain name dispute at the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center.
AstraZeneca and Cilag, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson, have entered into an agreement for AstraZeneca to divest the rights to Rhinocort Aqua outside the US.