IIPRD assists Venus Remedies in Successful Technology Out-licensing of Potentox to Adcock, South Africa

Venus Remedies Ltd. has successfully out-licensed its new generation antibiotic drug Potentox to Adcock Ingram Ltd. in South Africa earlier this year. Potentox is a Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of Cefepime Hydrochloride & Amikacin Sulphate developed by Venus Remedies Ltd., indicated for treatment of Nosocomial Pneumonia & Febrile Neutropenia and available as dry powder for reconstitution before Intravenous administration. Potentox is patented drug product in South Africa and a number of countries including United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and Korea. Potentox replaces twin therapies of Cefapime and Amikacin with a single dose, administered as a single unit.... Read More

Three-Days International Symposium on Patent Portfolio Management Strategies for IP Groups & R&D Scientists, Patent Agents and Attorneys of Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Chemical & Drug Industries

We are happy to inform you all that IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, in association with Sughrue Mion (US), Schoen & Partners (EP), and Marietti Gislon S.R.L are holding their annual International Patent Symposium covering all major and relevant Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Related Patent issues in the month of September, 2013 in India. The Three-Days International Symposium would be covering Strategies for Managing Pharma, Biotech & Chemical Patent Portfolios in US and EP and is being held from 26'th-28’th September 2013 at Hotel Hilton, Mumbai. About the Speakers: The speakers are a unique gathering of Patent Attorneys, Legal Counsels, who have extensive years... Read More

New Guidelines for Computer Implmented Inventions. Are we still clear on what is Statutory?

It was on 8’th August 2013 that the Patent Office, based on feedback from numerous stakeholders, came out with yet another draft of guidelines on subject matters that relate to Computer Implemented Inventions, interchangeably also referred to as Computer Related Inventions (CRI) hereinafter. The mandate of the instant article is not to assess or question the reasoning behind the defined statute or legislative history thereof, but instead to assume validity of Section(k) and evaluate whether the new guidelines actually give clarity on what would be held statutory from a technology standpoint or whether it “almost” re-iterates the earlier manual guidelines... Read More

GSK’s patent on lapatinib ditosylate revoked by IPAB

GSK’s granted patent IN221171 (‘171) on lapatinib ditosylate (marketed as Tykerb), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for treating breast cancer, was revoked by IPAB by its order of 27th July, 2013. A revocation application was filed by Fresenius Kabi Oncology Limited. The patent is revoked on ground of non-compliance with S.3d alone on basis of no proof of enhanced therapeutic efficacy vis-a-vis lapatinib di-HCl salt (known compound). Still IPAB discusses the grounds of obviousness and non-compliance with S.8 in detail as it considers these grounds important. Section 3d IPAB very straight forwardly failed the test of section 3d for the ‘171... Read More