[Ip-health] A Russian court grants a compulsory license for a best-selling Celgene drug

Michael H Davis m.davis at csuohio.edu
Tue Jul 10 14:04:46 PDT 2018

So Trump is right. The USPTO is our enemy and Russia is our friend. That may be no joke. Why is the PTO immune to Trump's anti regulatory policy. What if we could bring back Scott Pruitt, as head of the PTO, and have him gut it of all its functions just as he was doing with the EPA? Is all governmental regulation bad or only regulation that protects the public interest?

Those are all rhetorical questions.



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From: James Love <james.love at keionline.org>
Date: 7/10/18 4:56 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [Ip-health] A Russian court grants a compulsory license for a best-selling Celgene drug


A Russian court grants a compulsory license for a best-selling Celgene drug

By ED SILVERMAN @Pharmalot JULY 10, 2018

In an unusual move, a Moscow court has granted a compulsory license to a
domestic company that plans to make and sell a version of a best-selling
Celgene (CELG) medicine. And tucked into the decision was a reference to
promoting public health, a stance that was reiterated this week by a
Russian delegate to a United Nations forum on patents, according to one

At issue is Revlimid, a blockbuster cancer drug that generated $8.2 billion
in worldwide sales in 2017 for Celgene. The biotech last year filed a
lawsuit against a Russian company called Nativa to ban production and sales
of a copycat version. But last month an arbitration court sided with
Nativa, which plans to sell its version for 20 percent to 66 percent less,
depending upon the dose, a company spokeswoman wrote us.


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