Legal Battles Over Indian Pharmaceutical Patent Law
October 2, 2012
Financial Times Examines Legal Disputes in India Over Pharmaceutical Patent Laws
"In another important case, India's Supreme Court this month began to hear final arguments in an appeal from Novartis of Switzerland, which has fought unsuccessfully since 2006 for a patent for its cancer treatment Glivec," the Financial Times notes. "But the Bayer case is causing the greatest concern, because it could encourage other generic producers to offer cut-price versions of drugs to overturn patents," the newspaper adds (Jack/Kazmin, 10/1).
Two Court Cases Could Affect Medicines Patent Law in India
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