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Novartis loses panel appeal

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong


India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has dismissed Novartis’s objection to the presence of former patent office head S Chandrasekaran on the panel deciding on the patentability of Glivec

Novartis is unhappy with the choice of Chandrasekaran because he was controller general of India’s patent office at the time that its patent for the blockbuster cancer treating drug Givec was rejected. Chandrasekaran...


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