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Category Archives: Int’l Practice and Policy
Do You Really Want to File for Pharma Patent Protection in Canada, India or Ecuador?
IPO Letter Reports Weaknesses in IP Protection Around the World In a 27 page letter dated February 8, 2018 and sent to Sue Chang at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Executive Director of IPO, Mark Lauroesch, extensively … Continue reading
Posted in Govt Policy/PTO Policy, Int'l Practice and Policy, Non-U.S. Practice Tagged Global IP, International IP, IPO 1 Comment
Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!
I recently received a well-written post from Smart & Biggar/Feherstonhaugh in Toronto reminding me that a publication by the inventor only shields a later third-party publication from being a bar if the second publication was derived from the inventor and a … Continue reading
Posted in Int'l Practice and Policy Tagged AIA, canada, Canada IP, intellectual property, ip, IP law tools, Smart & Biggar, Warren Woessner Leave a comment
Review of Indian Working Requirements
This newsletter (attached below) from a leading Indian firm, contains a good review of the perils of the working requirement in India. It also provides a good summary of three recent decisions holding pharma patents invalid for obviousness. What is striking is … Continue reading
NOVARTIS A.G. v. UOI – What is Novelty in Indian Courts?
Can everything old be made new again? Lots has been written about the Indian Supreme Court rejecting a patent application claiming a crystal modification of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), which is used to treat CML. Novartis’ attempt to “evergreen” Gleevec with … Continue reading