Bombay HC in favor of Natco’s Compulsory License

Recently, Bombay High Court supported the Granted compulsory license to Indian pharma company Natco for the sale of a generic version of Bayer’s anti-cancer drug Nexavar. With this decision, Natco will now be legally able to manufacture and sell the generic copy of sorafenib tosylate, a patented kidney cancer drug invented by German Pharma giant…

US and India sparring over IPR and trade practices

US and India have been sparring over IPR and trade practices. To begin with US claimed that India’s IPR regime discriminated against U.S. companies, especially in the pharmaceuticals sector, and had expressed concerns over issuing a compulsory license (CL), to Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma to manufacture and produce cancer drug Nexavar at a price 30 times…