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Intellectual Property: Supreme Court decision is likely to increase Western pressure on India to tighten patent laws
TheSupreme Court of Indiahas dismissedBayer’s appeal of a decision by theIndian patent officeauthorizing forced licensing of the cancer drug Nexavar. The ruling will likely increase Western pressure on India to tighten its patent rules.
In 2012, India’s controller general for patents issued a compulsory license of Nexavar, a liver and kidney cancer treatment known generically as sorafenib tosylate. The license allows the Indian drugmakerNatco Pharmato sell generic Nexavar in India after paying a 6% sales royalty to Bayer. The firm’s price for the drug is about $175 a month, 3% of Bayer’s price.