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Jun 26, 2015

13th Federal District Court of Rio de Janeiro Holds that ANVISA Can Examine Patentability Requirements of Patent Applications Claiming Pharmaceutical Inventions

One of the most contentious issues in the Brazilian pharmaceutical landscape is role of National Sanitary Vigilance Agency (ANVISA) during the prior approval/consent analysis of patent applications claiming pharmaceutical inventions. Article 229-C of Brazil's Patent Statute (Statute) provides that ANVISA shall have the right to provide approval of patent applications claiming pharmaceutical inventions (often referred […]
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