segunda-feira, março 21, 2005
A corrida às licenças
US-based Pfizer has emerged as the biggest pharma patent applicant in India as the Kolkata-based Patents Office opened the mailbox of patent pleas for pharma and agrochem inventions for 1995-2005. Mailbox applications are meant to recognise inventions as India switches to a product patent regime.
As for individual organisations, FMCG major Procter & Gamble occupied the third slot after Pfizer, J&J and DRL, with 187 mailbox submissions, followed by Merck (156), Glaxo-SmithKline (115) and chemicals giant EI Dupont (95).