DR. SUSIE CHENG SUMMITTED COMMENTS TO DRAFT MEASURES ON CHINA PATENT LINKAGE AND WROTE FOR MEDICINE ECOMONIC NEWS

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Posted on 6 November 2020

The establishment of a proposed patent linkage registration platform for listed drugs in China is good news for domestic innovative drug applicants, patentees and the generic drug industry.  However, in the current draft measures, innovative drug applicants and patentees must actively defend their patents and innovative drugs to avoid possible loss of full exclusivity.  In order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of drug innovators and patent holders, as Susie Cheng wrote in the attached article in Chinese newspaper “Medicine Economic News,” published at www.yyjjb.com.cn on November 5, 2020, a balanced approach to an early dispute resolution mechanism should be adopted.

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