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Sofosbuvir Patent Challenge Could Highlight Weaknesses In IP Systems

Executive Summary

NGOs from across Europe are challenging a patent protecting Gilead’s Sovaldi in an effort to expand patient access to hepatitis C treatments. They say the case will also expose failings in the intellectual property rights system that hinder access to innovation.


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