[Ip-health] Fwd: The Glivec Precedent

K.M. Gopakumar kumargopakm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 04:38:57 PDT 2013


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Dear Colleagues****

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I write to share news about a set of articles that critically evaluate the
recent Supreme Court of India’s decision on the patentability of Glivec –
the Novartis anti-cancer drug. The ruling that finds Glivec foul of the
standards under India’s patent laws – in particular section 3(d) that
concerns with ever-greening – is a particularly important judgement on,
among other things, the residual space to interpret TRIPS.****

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The latest issue of Economic and Political Weekly has a set of short pieces
that evaluate the judgement and the wider context to this case – and the
long-standing struggle in the South for a humanitarian patent regime. The
issue – and these articles are open-access and are as follows:****

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The Supreme Court Judgment: ‘Lawmaking’ in the
South<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/supreme-court-judgment.html>/
*Dwijen Rangnekar*

Who Invented Glivec? Does It Matter
Anyway?<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/who-invented-glivec-does-it-matter-anyway.html>/
*Graham Dutfield*

Two Decades of Struggle<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/two-decades-struggle.html>/
*Amit Sengupta*

Analysing the Supreme Court
Judgment<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/analysing-supreme-court-judgment.html>/
*Anand Grover*

Is Section 3(d) Consistent with
TRIPS?<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/section-3d-consistent-trips.html>/
*Carlos M Correa*

‘Drop the Case’<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/%E2%80%98drop-case%E2%80%99.html>/
*Leena Menghaney*

The Need to Curb Patents on Known
Substances<http://www.epw.in/glivec-precedent/need-curb-patents-known-substances.html>/
*K M GopaKumar*****

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The entire issue can be accessed at http://www.epw.in/ejournal/show/1/_/2964.
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Best regards****

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Dwijen****

Dwijen Rangnekar****

School of Law****

University of Warwick****

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Political economy of plant breeders’ rights in
Kenya<http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2013.796445>
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The Glivec Precedent / EPW / August
2013<http://www.epw.in/ejournal/term/1/_/taxonomy%3Aterm%3A13612>
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Putting Novartis in Place / Hardnews / July
2013<http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2013/07/5983?page=show>
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