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India publishes final biotech patent guidelines

India02-04-2013Legal developments

India’s patent office has published final guidelines for examining biotechnology patents, after accepting comments on a draft version published in December.

BRICK nations catching up on patents, as Brazil looks to life sciences

Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Korea25-02-2013

In a report published by Thomson Reuters on February 20, the BRICK nations were shown to be filing almost as many patents as the G7 nations in 2011.

Teva faces $2 billion damages for selling generic Protonix

Israel18-02-2013

Israeli company Teva Pharmaceuticals could be forced to pay more than $2 billion in damages for selling a generic version of Nycomed and Pfizer’s heartburn reliever Protonix before the drug’s patent exclusivity expired in the US.

India’s Patent Office revokes Sutent cancer drug patent

India14-02-2013Legal developments

India’s Patent Office has revoked pharmaceutical company Sugen and licensee Pfizer’s patent for the cancer drug Sutent, agreeing with Indian drugs maker Cipla that it lacks inventive step.

India publishes feedback on draft biotech guidelines

India31-01-2013Legal developments

India’s patent office has released comments submitted in response to draft examination guidelines for biotechnology patents published in December 2012.

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