Novartis’ former IP chief urges innovative pharma to emulate high-tech patent strategies 08 Dec 17
The former global head of pharma intellectual property at Novartis has told IAM that life sciences companies should consider a more tech-like approach to IP management, involving licensing out development patents to competitors, rather than seeking to maintain market exclusivity on all incremental innovations. As well as making increasing commercial sense, such a strategy, he suggested, could help the pharmaceuticals industry to avoid negative perceptions and forestall a political backlash against life sciences patents.
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