Phase One Sino-U.S. Trade Agreement and the Pharmaceutical Industry

On 16 January 2020, China and the United States signed the Economic and Trade Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United States of America (the Phase One Trade Agreement). The Phase One Trade Agreement includes a chapter on intellectual property aimed at resolving a wide range of key issues relating to intellectual property protection and enforcement, including, among other things, patents, pharmaceutical-related intellectual property and trade secrets. If properly performed and implemented through domestic ...

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Medicines – In Support of Follow-On Innovation

25 Sep 2018 In a recent article Professor Christopher Holman (University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law) again comes out in support of patent protection for the embodiment of follow-on innovation in medicines (Christopher M. Holman, “Inside views: Why Follow-On Pharmaceutical Innovations Should Be Eligible For Patent Protection”, Intellectual Property Watch, 21 September 2018). Follow-on pharmaceutical innovation seeks to improve upon existing medicines by a range of alternatives such as offering a safer and more effective variation than the original product ...

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Joint submission to the SPC on Post Filing data – February 2018

INTERPAT & IPO have submitted a white paper on the Determination of Experimental Post Filing Data. Click on the links below to read the submission: On the Determination of Post-Filing Experimental Data latest version Appendix File_On the Determination of Post-Filing Experimental Data.revised1

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INTERPAT sponsors a Forum for the exchange of best practices in Patent Office management and patent examination, Rio de Janeiro, 3-4 July 2017

INTERPAT has sponsored a forum of patent office examiners and managers from the Latin America region and Europe.  The Forum was titled "Responding to the challenge of evolving biopharmaceutical innovation: Forum for the exchange of best practices in Patent Office management and patent examination" and was held at  the Windsor Excelsior hotel in Rio de Janeiro on 3 - 4 July 2017. The Forum included presentations and round-table discussions INTERPAT representatives, R&D experts from USA and Brazil, managers and patent examiners from the Intellectual Property ...

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WORLD IP Day!

27th April was World IP Day, which is focusing in 2017 on how innovation is making lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, and on turning problems into progress.  A number of industry associations took the opportunity to post messages for IP Day - links to a selection of these messages are provided below.   IFPMA:  https://www.ifpma.org/global-health-matters/medical-miracles-call-for-moonshot-mindsets/ EFPIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9L1zraG_A&feature=y

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