Navigation Links
Indian Court Refers Novartis Plea for Patent on Anti-cancer Drug to a Separate Board

The Madras High Court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has decided to transfer the Novartis AG’s appeal against the rejection of its patent// plea for the anti-cancer drug Glivec to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

The decision could be considered a temporary setback to the pharma multinational.

For it cannot hope for any early decision on the patent plea. The Appellate Board’s ruling too can be challenged it in the courts.

To add to Novartis’ miseries the technical member of the new appellate court will be none other than Chandrasekaran, former Controller General of the Indian Patent Office, who had rejected its application for Glivec patent. A spokesperson of the Novartis has already expressed concern over Chandrasekaran’s appointment.

The Madras High Court has already reserved its orders on the main petition by the Novartis challenging the constitutional validity of the Section 3(d) of the Patents (Amendment) Act.

Novartis contends the amendment contravenes the trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) and also Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, which ensures equality before the law.

The section 3(d) of India’s 2005 Patent Amendment Act interprets the trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) treaty. It prohibits patents for a new form of a known substance unless that new form has considerably better efficacy.

Novartis’s Glivec was a new form of an older molecule that it first patented in 1993. The enhancement in efficacy over the old form was not large enough to warrant a patent, the Patent Controller of India held in January last year.

The company then approached Madras High Court as the Controller’s office is situated in Chennai. It wanted rejection of patent application set aside. That appeal goes before the appellate board set up by the government of India for the purpose.

But orders on the Novartis’ challenge
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
2. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
3. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
4. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
5. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
8. Are Indians aware of SARS ?
9. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
10. Indian pharma industry upbeat on WTO drug deal
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 Éminence Organic Skin Care, the ... excited to announce the launch of the Balance Collection, ... time-saving solution for those with combination skin. The Balancing ... divided jar to separate the products, consists of the ... Balancing Moisturizer Duo, also in a divided jar, contains ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... To help healthcare organizations ... practices compliantly and profitably, MDreferralPRO and Vericle ... The interoperability between a strategic referral management ... management system is necessary for a healthcare ... referral management and development solution relies on ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Women’s Excellence is pleased to announce the addition of a ... There are over 75 terms and phrases available for viewing, with ... our patients a better understanding of what our Providers are talking ... With this resource, our patients are able to go back ... phrases that they may not remember or comprehend at the time ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Adults who are not ... for term or universal policies can now use the ... best life insurance companies for single adults can now ... http://quotespros.com/life-insurance.html . , The rate plans that nationwide ... tied to a number of life protection policies. The ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable ... at Soldier Field. Deadheads have been anxiously anticipating ... , Grateful Dead was formed 50 years ago back in ... as one until the untimely death of Jerry Garcia in ... genres including blues, reggae, rock, bluegrass, folk, space rock and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 3Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 2Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 3Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 4Health News:Best Life Insurance Companies for Single Adults Now Searchable at Insurance Website 2Health News:Grateful Dead Tickets at Soldier Field in Chicago: Ticket Down Slashes Grateful Dead Ticket Prices in Chicago at Soldier Field for 4th of July Weekend Celebration 2
... have found that Nepali rhesus is by all means ... currently been used in biomedical research. // The Nepali ... prevailing shortage of laboratory animals used for developing of ... of the current issue of the American Journal of ...
... introduction of a UN AIDS report, UN officials were prompted ... in Myanmar and Vietnam // , which is inadequate prevention ... was originally a HIV/AIDS haven, has shown remarkable decline in ... measures to combat AIDS go slack, there is a risk ...
... the warmth of summer, mosquitoes too are out to suck ... could mean a lethal injection of many harmful diseases//. ... that Delaware offers an ambient atmosphere for mosquito to breed. ... top 10 in the United States in human population density ...
... to 24-year-old adults in UK revealed that above half of them ... intoxicate, about 18 per cent of people from all ages in ... cent of people in UK, who were aged between 18-24 and ... – said doctors. ,In Scotland nearly 27 per cent ...
... have agreed to cooperate in sharing key intelligence inputs ... drugs trafficking and assist each other in disaster management. ... intelligence and information in these key security-related areas and ... of disaster management," a senior official told PTI Wednesday ...
... agitating medicos today on the future course of their anti-reservation// ... Court to resume duties immediately. ,A section of ... strike to honor the apex court direction, while others say ... was not addressed to medical students., ,Sources said heated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nepali Rhesus May be Used as an Alternate for HIV/AIDS Research 2Health News:Nepali Rhesus May be Used as an Alternate for HIV/AIDS Research 3
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015   , Boston Scientific to ... consideration of up to $1.65 billion, with $1.6 billion in ... alternatives for AMS, Women,s Health business , ... business Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... into a definitive agreement with Boston Scientific (NYSE: ...
(Date:3/2/2015)...  BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR ... feet of space in the most dynamic and valuable ... the termination of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, leases on three properties ... 28, 2015. BioMed Realty will receive a $14 million ... reposition the properties to meet the growing demand for ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... , March 1, 2015  An innovative interventional ... migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according ... of Interventional Radiology ,s Annual Scientific Meeting ... State University New York Empire State College in ... sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks to give patients enough ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Endo Announces Divestiture of American Medical Systems' Men's and Prostate Health Businesses to Boston Scientific 2Endo Announces Divestiture of American Medical Systems' Men's and Prostate Health Businesses to Boston Scientific 3BioMed Realty Gets Back 313,000 Square Feet Of Valuable Real Estate In Cambridge Innovation District 2BioMed Realty Gets Back 313,000 Square Feet Of Valuable Real Estate In Cambridge Innovation District 3Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 2Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 3Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 4
... of Proprietary siRNA Molecule in Acute ... ... Inc., a,development-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and,developing novel RNA interference-based ... its proprietary product,candidate, AKIi-5, a siRNA compound discovered and developed by ...
... 16 AstraZeneca (NYSE:,AZN) today announced that the ... SEROQUEL XR(TM) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release,Tablets for maintenance treatment ... the FDA approved SEROQUEL XR for the acute ... experience high rates of symptom relapse, and as,a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces First Systemic siRNA Dosing in Humans 2Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces First Systemic siRNA Dosing in Humans 3Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces First Systemic siRNA Dosing in Humans 4SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 2SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 3SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 4SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 5SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 6SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 7SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia 8
Phaco-emulsification systems CV series...
The unprecedented power, flexibility and versatility of the Series 20000 Legacy have made it the world's leading phacoemulsifier....
Foreign body removal system. Designed to aid in the removal of foreign bodies and corneal rust rings....
Foreign body removal system. Designed to aid in the removal of foreign bodies and corneal rust rings....
Medicine Products: