A Growing Problem For Multinational Pharmas

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patents held by multinational pharmaceutical companies are under assault in the developing world. Novartis is mired in a years-long case seeking to patent one of its drugs in India, and it is now challenging before the Supreme Court of India a provision of the Indian Patents Act that Novartis says violates international law.[1]

Also, Roche recently lost a major patent infringement case in India's courts, thereby allowing a massive generic manufacturer headquartered in India to continue marketing a generic version of Roche's cancer-treatment drug.[2] And Pfizer...
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