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

by Kathy Jones on April 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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 Indian Supreme Court Dismisses Novartis’ Patent Claim for Its Cancer Drug

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.

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.

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