[Ip-health] INVITE: Talk by Mr. Anand Grover on the Novartis case- Aug 26, 17:30

Nivedita Saksena nivedita.sraj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 02:52:28 PDT 2016

Vidhi is pleased to invite you for a talk by Mr. Anand Grover, Senior
Advocate, Supreme Court of India on the *Novartis Case* *(Novartis AG v.
Union of India*).

The primary issue in the *Novartis Case *revolved around whether the
pharmaceutical company Novartis AG could patent the anti-cancer drug,
Gleevec in India. After litigation that lasted seven years, the Supreme
Court held that Novartis cannot be granted a patent for this drug. The case
pertained to the patentability criteria in the context of section 3(d) of
the Indian Patent Act, and also involved important human rights issues.

At the talk, Mr. Grover will share his insights from appearing for the
Cancer Patients Aid Association in the *Novartis* *Case*. He regularly
appears before the Supreme Court of India and has been part of leading
cases such as the *Naz Foundation Case*, the *NALSA case*, and the *Bhopal
Gas Tragedy Case*. He is the Director of the HIV/ AIDS Unit of the Lawyers
Collective, New Delhi. Mr. Grover was also the United Nations Special
Rapporteur on the Right to Health from 2008 to 2014.

The talk with be held on *Friday, August 26th *at *5:30 pm* at *Conference
Room 1, India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -

*Eventbrite link:*


Nivedita Saksena
Research Fellow

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
D-359, Ground Floor,
Defence Colony,
New Delhi- 110024.

Ph: +91-8527335975
Website: www.vidhilegalpolicy.in

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