News tagged with patents
In a surprise move, federal health regulators have denied a request by Endo Health Solutions to block generic versions of its painkiller Opana ER, which the company argued can be more easily abused than its branded product.
Medications May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck Wednesday posted a higher than expected quarterly net profit, helped by the expansion of an alliance with Japan's Otsuka and the divestment of a US portfolio of non-core products.
Medications May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), can be transferred during pregnancy to an unborn baby, according to Cleveland Clinic Children's ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
U.S. health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse.
Medications Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Startup companies founded by physician entrepreneurs are an important source of patents used in developing innovative new medical devices, suggests a study in the May issue of Medical Care. ...
Other Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight ...
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
The Supreme Court grapples Monday with the question of whether human genes can be patented, and the ultimate answer could reshape U.S. medical research, the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian ...
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on whether to allow private entities to patent genes they have isolated and identified, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for genetic research.
Genetics Apr 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—On April 15, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a case that could answer the question, "Under what conditions, if any, ...
Genetics Apr 11, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 16 |
(Medical Xpress)—Companies may be misusing the drug patenting system in order to gain control over high-cost drugs in Australia, research from the Melbourne Law School has found.
Medications Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A device co-developed by a University of Houston (UH) physicist to detect the spread of breast cancer and allow physicians to better plan intervention is extending its market reach, bringing it another step ...
Cancer Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A federal appeals court says that a Johnson & Johnson heart stent does not infringe a patent held by a doctor and inventor, overturning a $482 million decision against the company.
Other Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Preparations are underway for the first known human trial to use embryonic-like stem cells collected from adult cells to grow bone.
Medical research Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world ...
Medications Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
India's Supreme Court is to rule Monday on a landmark patent case involving Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG that focuses on demands by major companies that their investments be protected, against Indian companies ...
Medications Mar 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A patent ( /ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.
The procedure for granting patents, the requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a patent application must include one or more claims defining the invention which must meet the relevant patentability requirements such as novelty and non-obviousness. The exclusive right granted to a patentee in most countries is the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or distributing the patented invention without permission.
Under the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, patents should be available in WTO member states for any inventions, in all fields of technology, and the term of protection available should be a minimum of twenty years. In many countries, certain subject areas are excluded from patents, such as business methods and computer programs.
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