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IGBA Urges WIPO To Revoke Patent Database Support

Points To Unverified Information In Originator-Backed Pat-INFORMED Database

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The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association has urged the World Intellectual Property Organization to withdraw its support for a global database of pharmaceutical patent information. The Pat-INFORMED database – which is comprised of intellectual-property information provided by originators – contains unverified data and lacks appropriate safeguards, the IGBA contends.

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