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First compulsory licence application in India

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

Indian generic drug maker Natco has filed a compulsory licence application for the patent covering German pharma company Bayer’s anti-cancer drug Nexavar

This is the first application for a compulsory licence in India and, if successful, could pave the way for a series of claims from other generic companies.

"On the merits, they have a decent case," said Shamnad Basheer, a professor...

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