Medications

Bayer vows to fight for patent on anti-cancer drug in India

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, vowed Monday to fight a ruling by the patent authorities in India allowing a local company to produce and sell a generic copy of its anti-cancer drug Nexavar.

Medications

Canada high court voids Pfizer's Viagra patent

Canada's top court on Thursday stripped Pfizer of its patent for Viagra, saying the pharmaceutical giant failed in the patent to identify the active compound in the drug.

Health

US Congress sends Obama major patent overhaul

The US Senate Thursday passed legislation to drag the web of US patent laws into the Internet age and spur high-tech innovation, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Other

Bill revision could mean money for NJ drug company

(AP) -- A billion-dollar "technical revision" added to a patent bill passed by the House last week could provide huge financial benefits to one pharmaceutical company and a law firm.

Genetics

Who do our genes belong to?

Investors in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries should not be able to patent genes that are identical to naturally occurring sequences, according to an Australian National University biotechnology patent ...