[Ip-health] US criticizes Natco Compulsory license during Commerce Secretary John Bryson with India Minister Sharma

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Wed Mar 28 08:37:15 PDT 2012

This is a disturbing report about the Obama Administration pressure on
patents in India.


US protests patent issuance to Natco to sell copied versions of Nexaver

Amiti Sen, ET Bureau Mar 27, 2012

NEW DELHI: The US has criticised India's decision to issue its first
compulsory licence to domestic drug company Natco for selling copied
versions of Bayer's anti-cancer drug Nexaver arguing that it would
discourage new investments and dilute the international patent regime,
but India said it has not broken any rules.

Visiting US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, in his meeting with
Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday, raised concerns
about the compulsory licence issued earlier this month to Natco, a
government official told ET.

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