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Interview: IPAB chairperson defends compulsory licensing ruling

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


In an interview with Managing IP, Chairperson Prabha Sridevan of India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) gave an impassioned defence of compulsory licensing as an important tool in balancing the public interest and the rights of IP owners

Chairperson Sridevan (pictured) spoke with Managing IP last Thursday, just three days after the IPAB announced its ruling on last year’s compulsory licence grant to generic drug manufacturer Natco to produce sorafenib. Sorafenib is used to treat kidney and liver cancer....


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