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Roche not to pursue patent for breast cancer drug in India

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 18:04

Swiss pharma major Roche Holding AG Friday said it won't pursue the secondary patent for its breast cancer drug 'Herceptin' in India.

Govt says Roche didn't follow norms for cancer drug patent

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 22:29

The government today said it had "treated as withdrawn" patent applications by Swiss pharma major Roche Holding for offshoot medicines of its breast cancer drug 'Herceptin' because the company did not comply with local norms.

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 18:39

India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed on Sunday.

US 'concerned' over patent norms, innovation climate in India

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 16:07

Raising questions over innovation climate in India, the US has said the recent decision by India's Supreme Court to prohibit patent of Novartis' cancer drug Glivec could "preclude issuance of a patent" in the country.

Drug patent row: HC seeks Glenmark's response by May 22

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 15:16

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and S K Mishra issued a notice to Glenmark and sought its reply by May 22 on the US firm's plea challenging the single judge order.