Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for Acadia’s Parkinson’s drug

Zydus Cadila said it received tentative approval from the USFDA to market Pimavanserin tablets — a generic form of Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ Nuplazid — in the US. Tentative approval refers to approval given ahead of patent expiry. The company will be able to start selling the drug only when the patent protection expires. The compound, as […]

Natco Pharma seeks compulsory license for COVID-19 drug

Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma said it has decided to seek a compulsory license from the government of India to manufacture Baricitinib tablets to treat COVID-19 patients. Compulsory licensing is an internationally recognized patent provision under which the government of a country can give permission to a company to manufacture a patent-protected product for emergency use if […]

Cipla launches generic Sensipar amid legal battle with Amgen

Pharmaceutical major Cipla and its subsidiary Cipla USA announced the phased launch of a generic therapeutic equivalent version of Sensipar, a branded drug manufactured by Amgen Inc. The launch, however, is a subject of ongoing litigation, Cipla said in a regulatory filing. Amgen’s Sensipar generated US sales of $1.43 billion in 2018. Cinacalcet hydrochloride tablets […]

Omkar Speciality wins patent for Saccharin making process

Mumbai-based chemicals firm, Omkar Speciality Chemicals, said it received a process patent from the Government of India for its process to manufacture artificial sweetener sodium saccharin. Under a process patent, exclusivity is granted for a particular manufacturing process, and not for the product itself. Others can produce the same product through a different process, modifying […]

Suven Life Sciences gets patents for neurodegenerative disease candidates

Pharmaceutical company Suven Life Sciences said it has been granted product patents for a new compound being developed for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases in Eurasia, Europe, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The compounds are being developed as therapeutic agents and are useful in the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like the […]

AYUSH ministry objects to HUL’s AYUSH brand

Government of India has raised objections to the use of AYUSH as a trademark, said Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. The objection is based on the contention that the abbreviation for the ministry’s name is also AYUSH, and is used by the government in official communications and publications. […]

Suven Life Sciences wins patents in China, USA

Suven Life Sciences said it has obtained one product patent each from China and the US related to its  5-HT4 and 5 HT6 compounds. These patents add to the similar protections won in countries such as India, Korea, Singapore, Canada, Japan and Australia in the past. The Chinese patent has the number CN105814020  and the American […]

Suven Life Sciences wins 2 patents in Australia, 1 in Singapore

Pharma player Suven Life Sciences said it received two patents from Australia and one from Singapore for new drugs that can be used for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurodegenerative diseases. “The granted patents include the class of selective H3 Inverse agonists and 5HT 6 compounds respectively and are being developed as therapeutic agents […]

Suven Life Sciences gets patents in Norway, Korea & Singapore

Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it was granted one patent each from Norway, South Korea and Singapore for drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The company said the patents relate to selective 5-HT 6 and 5HT 4 compounds, which are being developed as therapeutic agents for major depressive disorders and for the treatment of […]

Suven gets patents in India, South Korea

Drug maker Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it secured more patents in India and South Korea for its drugs designed for treating neurodegenerative diseases. The India product patent is valid through 2029, while the Korean one is good for up to 2033, the company that focuses on neurological diseases said. “The granted claims of the […]

Suven gets neuro drug patents in India, Canada

Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it has been granted one patent each in Canada and India for drugs for treating Neurodegenerative diseases. The Canadian patent 2932428 is valid through 2034 and the Indian patent 289123 is valid through 2028. The chemical entities are considered useful in the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders […]

Lincoln Pharma eyes export boost after patenting its ‘painless’ malaria injection

Ahmedabad-based Lincoln Pharmaceuticals said it developed a painless form of malaria injection and has also received a patent in India for the same. It said it expects to increase its exports of anti-malarial treatments by 70-80% thanks to the invention. At present, the Arteether anti-malarial injection available in market are in 3 ml and 2 […]

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to launch generic version of billion-dollar drug Cialis eventually

The United States Food and Drug Administration has given Zydus Cadila approval to launch a generic version of the billion-dollar erectile dysfunction drug Cialis when patents expire. The patents are expected to expire in September next year. Cialis and Viagra are the most popular erectile dysfuntion drugs in the world. Cialis, created by Eli Lilly, […]

Suven Life Sciences gets patent for neuro drug

Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it was granted a patent by New Zealand authorities for “a class of selective 5-HT4 compounds” that are being developed to treat neurodegenerative diseases. The compounds are being explored for use in cases of Alzheimer’s disease, Attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington’s disease, Parkinson and Schizophrenia, it said. The new […]

Trademark registration up three fold in India

The number of trademarks awarded by the India’s Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks has jumped threefold this financial year, according to data obtained from the Patent Office. A total of 2.11 lakh trademarks were registered in India in the first eleven months of the year beginning April 2016, compared to just 65,045 in […]

Nokia files more patent infringement suits against Apple

Nokia has filed further complaints alleging that Apple products infringe a number of Nokia patents, expanding its litigation originally announced on December 21. Across actions in 11 countries, there are now 40 patents in suit, which cover technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding, the company said. Cases have now […]

Arrow Greentech gets US patent for self-destructive packaging film

Arrow Greentech, a Mumbai based packaging solution provider, said it has received a patent from United States Patent and Trademark Office for self-destructive packaging film which is also water soluble. The water-soluble packaging film will also be embedded with various security elements which will get destroyed irreversibly upon final usage. The whole package along with […]

Suven Life Sciences gets two product patents in India and Japan

Drug manufacturer Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it got two product patents in India and Japan for to a new compound for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurodegenerative diseases. The patents are valid through 2026-2032. The granted claims include a class of selective 5-HT6 compounds and H3 inverse agonist compounds and are being developed as […]