Indian Supreme Court Dismisses Novartis’ Patent Claim for Its Cancer Drug

by Kathy Jones on  April 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM Medico Legal News
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Swiss pharmaceutical giants Novartis has received a huge blow to its Indian operations after the country's Supreme Court dismissed a patent request for its cancer drug, Glivec.
 Indian Supreme Court Dismisses Novartis’ Patent Claim for Its Cancer Drug
Indian Supreme Court Dismisses Novartis’ Patent Claim for Its Cancer Drug

The Supreme Court ruled that the compound for which Novartis was seeking a patent "did not satisfy the test of novelty or inventiveness" required by Indian law.

Source: AFP

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