Canada’s Opioid crisis sparked by a little known patent

Like the millions of patent applications before it, the one filed in Gatineau, Que., by the Canadian subsidiary of U.S. drug giant Purdue Pharma promised remarkable things. The company’s researchers had “surprisingly” discovered a new way to treat pain. Purdue’s innovative pill would substantially improve the “efficiency and quality of pain management,” because it [...]

By |2017-09-07T17:15:56+05:30May 22nd, 2017|Patent|0 Comments

Look at optimal Patent Regimes: Canada

A new policy brief from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, in Waterloo, Canada argues that Canada should pursue a weaker national patent regime. Acknowledging that Canada already has agreed to certain levels of protection through international treaties and trade agreements, Blit warns that future agreements that strengthen intellectual property protections would not benefit Canada. [...]

By |2017-09-08T11:37:39+05:30March 24th, 2017|Patent|0 Comments
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