SAâ€™s patent system is failing to encourage innovation
SAâ€™s patents landscape is characterised by easy patent grants to local individuals and bodies, as well as patents of dubious quality and value. This strongly suggests that the existing patent system plays a role in stifling, rather than stimulating, innovation.
Historicamente, o Brasil se encontra na vanguarda dos paÃses em desenvolvimento, pressionando por um regime de propriedade intelectual (PI) mais equilibrado.
Intellectual Property Watch | 30 April, 2018
85% drug patents granted sans scrutiny
The cost of drugs for grave illnesses has gone through the roof, and the Indian Patent Office (IPO) has reportedly been granting patents not just for minor tweaks on pre-existing drugs but also without proper scrutiny.
DNA India | 29 April, 2018
The elephant in the Patent Office
Patents for trivial improvements on drugs, though statutorily barred, are routinely granted.
The Hindu | 28 April, 2018
Rampant evergreening in Indian pharma industry
Pharmaceutical companies commonly used legal argument, as opposed to demonstrating proof of therapeutic efficacy, to overcome anti-evergreening objections