Category: Licensing

Sun Pharma and Celegene Settle Patent Dispute over Lenalidomide (Revlimid®)

Settling an over three old patent infringement dispute, Indian pharmaceutical major, Sun Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, including US subsidiary (“Sun”), has reached a settlement with Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”), a subsidiary of pharmaceutical major Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), to resolve and settle the patent litigation regarding submission of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a … Continue reading Sun Pharma and Celegene Settle Patent Dispute over Lenalidomide (Revlimid®)

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Bajaj Healthcare Files Compulsory License with Indian Patent Office for Baricitinib

Recently, drug manufacturer, Bajaj Healthcare Limited issued a press release stating that they have filed a compulsory license application with the Indian Patent Office seeking permission to manufacture both active pharmaceutical ingredients (raw materials) and formulation of Baricitinib under the Indian Patents Act. Baricitinib is essentially a drug approved in the US and European Union, … Continue reading Bajaj Healthcare Files Compulsory License with Indian Patent Office for Baricitinib

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Elli Lilly Enters into Licensing Deals with Indian Companies

Recently, Elli Lilly, a US-based major Pharmaceutical company, has entered into licensing agreements with a number of Indian drug manufacturers for the manufacture of and supply of Baricitinib in India which is showing promise as a drug for the treatment of Covid-19. The licensing agreement with Eli Lilly is voluntary, royalty-free, and non-exclusive in nature … Continue reading Elli Lilly Enters into Licensing Deals with Indian Companies

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Merck Enters into Licensing Deal with Five Indian Companies for Supply of Oral Covid-19 Drug

Recently, Merck, also known as MSD, has entered into licensing agreements with five Indian generics drug manufacturers to manufacture and supply oral Covid-19 drug Molnupiravir. MSD India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and is known as Merck & Co., Inc, in the United States and Canada. Under the agreements, Merck … Continue reading Merck Enters into Licensing Deal with Five Indian Companies for Supply of Oral Covid-19 Drug

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Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

An inventor is allotted with the patent right in exchange for disclosing its invention. Apart from the inventor of that patent, the public is being benefited most. Therefore it must be taken into consideration that the invention is made surely available to the public. But there seems to a danger of misuse of such monopolistic … Continue reading Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

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InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

Recently, the Delhi High Court decided on a patent infringement suit filed by Interdigital Technology Corporation (“InterDigital”), a US-based mobile and video Research & Development company, against Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), a China-based internet and telecommunication company. An interesting aspect that was put forth for the consideration of the single judge Bench of the Delhi High … Continue reading InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

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Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

Under the pre-2004 provisions of the Patents Act, section 55 of the Patents Act provided that an application may be made to court for the grant of a license after 3 years from the date of the grant of a patent, or 4 years from the date of filing of the patent application, whichever is … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

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The Incongruousness Between Competition Law And Intellectual Property Licensing

Intellectual property is the creative work of human intellect. The primary motivation to protect these ‘knowledge goods’ is promotion of innovation and creativity by striking a balance between protecting the inventor or creator’s rights and fostering follow-on or cumulative developments. Nations do this by granting statutory expression to the to the exclusive economic rights of … Continue reading The Incongruousness Between Competition Law And Intellectual Property Licensing

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Patent Licensing in Sri Lanka

Introduction Patent legislation in Sri Lanka can be traced to the earlier years of this century. As pointed out by T.A. Blanco White “the basic theory of the patent system is simple and reasonable. It is desirable in the public interest that industrial techniques should be improved” (quoted by Banks Commission in its Report on … Continue reading Patent Licensing in Sri Lanka

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Trademark Licensing in Singapore

Abstract Trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. Trademarks licensing is an agreement through which the Trademark owner permits the licensee to use the trademark for commercial purposes. This article deals with the Trademark … Continue reading Trademark Licensing in Singapore

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