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Roche not to pursue patent for breast cancer drug in India

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

The government today said it had "treated as withdrawn" patent applications by Swiss pharma major Roche Holding for offshoot medicines of its breast cancer drug 'Herceptin' because the company did not comply with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

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

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.