India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

August 4, 2013 11:44 PM

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India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

ZURICH (Reuters) - India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed on Sunday.

Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag reported that the Kolkata Patent Office had lifted divisional patents for Herceptin on July 17 on the grounds they had not been properly submitted.

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