US Pushing Hatch-Waxman Protections In TPP

By Scott Flaherty (November 19, 2013, 9:54 PM EST) -- A supposed draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's intellectual property chapter shows apparent efforts by the U.S. to push a number of IP proposals, including drug patent protections that would be similar to those under the Hatch-Waxman Act, experts say.

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Nov. 13 released what it said was a draft of the TPP's intellectual property section. The document — much of which is made up of "bracketed" negotiating text, on which the countries have yet to reach agreement — includes proposals on a range of issues, such as patent and trademark rights, as well as copyrights and trade secrets....

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