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Indian court rejects Novartis patent demand

A court in the Indian city of Chennai has rejected a claim by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis regarding its cancer drug, Glivec (imatinib).

A court in the Indian city of Chennai has rejected a claim by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis regarding its cancer drug, Glivec (imatinib).

Novartis was demanding that India grant a patent for Glivec to prevent cheap copies being made. The government in New Delhi opposed the move, saying that granting such a patent would violate India's patent legislation.

Novartis has been seeking a patent for Glivec in India, challenging the Indian patent law which currently does not protect incremental innovation. Indian law does not grant patents for modifications to old medicines, but only to properly innovative drugs developed after 1995.

6th August 2007

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