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India Supreme Court: Novartis's Glivec patent not novel

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


The India Supreme Court has upheld the Intellectual Property Appellate Board's (IPAB) denial of Novartis's patent application for anti-cancer drug Glivec

Domestic generic manufacturers Ranbaxy and Cipla brought the opposition, with both represented by Singh & Singh. Anand & Anand acted for Novartis. You can read the Court's ruling here.

The comptroller of patents rejected the Glivec application for lack of novelty. Specifically...


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