[Ip-health] Pharmaceutical Innovation, Incremental Patenting and Compulsory Licensing Country Case Study: South Africa

Katie Kirk katie.kirk5 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 07:26:06 PDT 2012


Law professor at UKZN demonstrates how SA’s patent laws favour foreign
companies <http://www.fixthepatentlaws.org/?p=329>

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*Posted on* | June 25, 2012 |



In 2011 Professor Yousuf Vawda of the Law Faculty at the University of
Kwazulu-Natal wrote an important paper titled ‘Pharmaceutical Innovation,
Incremental Patenting and Compulsory Licensing Country Case Study: South
Africa’. This report was commissioned by the International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) on the same topic in five developing countries
(Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, India and South Africa).



The paper provides important background and perspective for anyone seeking
to understand the influence that South Africa’s patent law has on the
structure of South Africa’s pharmaceutical sector and on the cost of
medicines and access to medicines more generally.



See full post and link to article here
http://www.fixthepatentlaws.org/?p=329



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