Cipla-Novartis patent row: DIPP looking into merit of case

7th November 2014

Under Section 66 of IPA, Centre can revoke a patent in ‘public interest’ if it is of the opinion that a patent or the mode in which it is exercised is “mischievous to the State”

The Commerce and Industry Ministry is looking into the merit of Cipla’s demand for revocation of patents of Swiss drug major for respiratory drug Indacaterol citing the need for public health access.

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