ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Legality of Lee Pharma’s Application

Compulsory Licence for Diabetes Drug

This article examines the legality of the Indian pharmaceutical company Lee Pharma's application for compulsory licence for Saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze), an anti-diabetes drug, the patent for which is held by the Swedish multinational company AstraZeneca. What are the merits of the prima facie view taken by the controller of patents and the possibility of Lee Pharma getting the licence under the Indian patents law?

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