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Pharmaceutical Company's Global Initiative Cuts Jobs by 20%

Merck & Co., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it will cut 8,500 jobs in an ef...
Merck & Co., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to restructure the company and revive its struggling … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/pharmaceutical-companys-global-initiative-cuts-jobs-20/

Three Interesting Patents to Keep an Eye on

Let’s take a quick break from the constant stream of patent troll news and circle back to where it all began – innovation.&nb...
Let’s take a quick break from the constant stream of patent troll news and circle back to where it all began – innovation. As important as it is to keep an eye on all the politic… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/three-interesting-patents-keep-eye/

Eli Lilly Sues Canada for "Unfair" Patent Ruling

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is at odds with the Canadian government over invalidated patents on its drugs Strattera, ...
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is at odds with the Canadian government over invalidated patents on its drugs Strattera, used to treat ADHD, and Zyprexa, an antipsychotic medi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/eli-lilly-sues-canada-unfair-patent-ruling/

South Africa Proposes Intellectual Property Policy

South Africa is currently looking for ways to implement a proposed National Policy on Intellectual Properties in an effort to...
South Africa is currently looking for ways to implement a proposed National Policy on Intellectual Properties in an effort to restrict patent evergreening and increase innovation … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/south-africa-proposes-intellectual-property-policy/

IPAB Withdraws GlaxoSmithKline Breast Cancer Drug Patent

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in India recently revoked the patent for GlaxoSmithKline breast cancer drug,...
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in India recently revoked the patent for GlaxoSmithKline breast cancer drug, “Tykerb.” It’s the latest in a series of rulings cha… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ipab-withdraws-glaxosmithkline-breast-cancer-drug-patent/

Bill Gates on Innovation, Technology, and the Importance of Patents

The Microsoft Research annual Faculty Summit began yesterday at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington. ...
The Microsoft Research annual Faculty Summit began yesterday at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington. Comprised of over 400 academic researchers from 200 differ… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/bill-gates-innovation-technology-and-importance-patents/

Doctors without Borders Warns Against Patents on HIV Drugs

Doctors without Borders recently reported that patents are restricting the use of potentially life-saving HIV drugs.  In...
Doctors without Borders recently reported that patents are restricting the use of potentially life-saving HIV drugs. Intellectual property rights are blocking the generic product… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/doctors-without-borders-warns-against-patents-hiv-drugs/

The Life of Patents and Pharmaceutical Innovation

Patent protection for drugs and pharmaceutical innovation are often believed to be undoubtedly intertwined.  While brand...
Patent protection for drugs and pharmaceutical innovation are often believed to be undoubtedly intertwined. While brand-name companies often advocate for stronger IP laws, generi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/life-patents-and-pharmaceutical-innovation/

Novartis Denied Patent in India in Significant SC Case

Pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, was recently denied a patent application in India by the Supreme Court for an updated version...
Pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, was recently denied a patent application in India by the Supreme Court for an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec. The landmark ruling was… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/novartis-denied-patent-india-significant-sc-case/

Patented Pill Aims to Support Liver Function During Alcohol Use

U.S. patent #8298597 was recently granted to the Smart Drinking Pill, a supplement designed to protect and support liver func...
U.S. patent #8298597 was recently granted to the Smart Drinking Pill, a supplement designed to protect and support liver function and overall health of people that drink alcohol o… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patented-pill-aims-support-liver-function-during-alcohol-use/

2012-2013 Patent Cliff Has Drug Makers Concerned

With the end of the year in sight, the pharmaceutical industry is facing a significant patent cliff.  Large companies in...
With the end of the year in sight, the pharmaceutical industry is facing a significant patent cliff. Large companies in the market are losing patents on some of their most lucrat… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2012-2013-patent-cliff-has-drug-makers-concerned/

Drug Company, Abbott Labs, Will Pay $1.6 Billion in Fraud Case

After four years of investigation, Abbott Labs was recently charged with a $1.6 billion fine after admitting to having market...
After four years of investigation, Abbott Labs was recently charged with a $1.6 billion fine after admitting to having marketed the anti-seizure medication, Depakote, to nursing h… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/drug-company-abbott-labs-will-pay-16-billion-fraud-case/

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