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1 April 2013

India: Supreme Court rejects Novartis' patent application for new version of cancer drug Glivec; NGOs say ruling will increase access to medicines

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1 April 2013

Landmark verdict gives big boost to cancer patients [India]

Author: J. Venkatesan, The Hindu

In a ruling that will help patients continue to buy several life-saving medicines as generic drugs, the Supreme Court on Monday held that the modification of a well known cancer-fighting drug is not a patentable new invention…The judgment allows...

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1 April 2013

Novartis AG v. Union of India & Others - Judgment

Author: Supreme Court of India

[full text of Supreme Court decision rejecting Novartis’ patent claim.]

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5 March 2013

India Patent Ruling on Cancer Drug a Blow to Bayer AG

Author: Lisa Shuchman, Corporate Counsel [USA]

Big Pharma was dealt a heavy blow in the battle over compulsory licensing Monday, when India’s patent appeals board ruled that a domestic generic drug maker could continue to make and sell a low-priced copy of Nexavar, a cancer medication patented by...

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19 February 2013

Intellectual Property and Human Rights Conference

Author: American University Washington College of Law

This conference will bring together top scholars from around the world who are working to map the doctrinal and strategic intersections of intellectual property and human rights, including on such issues as the right to health and access to patented...

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22 November 2012

Can Trade Policies and Agreements Advance Internet Freedom?

Author: Project on Trade Agreements & Internet Governance, Elliott School for Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ. [USA]

December 6, 2012, 8:15-3:30 - Elliott School for International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW [Washington DC, USA. Topics include:]...

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7 September 2012

Critics Concerned Trade Agreement Will Include SOPA Language

Author: Grant Gross, IDG News

As the U.S. and eight other nations negotiate a wide-ranging trade agreement, several digital rights groups said they're concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will bring back controversial copyright-enforcement provisions...The TPP could...

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6 September 2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Must Uphold Core Principles of Human Rights

Author: Amnesty International

Negotiators from nine countries gathering outside Washington, D.C. to draft a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement must ensure that any new rules on copyright and patents adhere to core principles of transparency and uphold human rights...

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2 August 2012

Africa: How the West Is Bleeding Africa

Author: [opinion] Sifelani Tsiko, Herald [Zimbabwe]

Africa could be losing more than US$15 billion from its biodiversity as medicines, cosmetics, agricultural products and indigenous knowledge surrounding these are being patented illegally by multinational companies without there being evidence of...

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2 August 2012

Recognition of biopiracy in Brazil a good step, but much still to be done, EJOLT reports

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