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patent duration

The Patent duration is 20 years from the earliest filing date of the application on which the patent was granted and any prior U.S. or Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications from which the patent claims priority. A patent secures for its owner the national right, in the country granting the patent, to exclude others from commercially utilizing the claimed invention for a limited period of time. The patent system is intended to encourage innovation by providing rewards in the form of a temporary monopoly in exchange for the full disclosure of inventions. Duration of every patent in India is 20 years from the date of filing of patent application, irrespective of whether it is filed with provisional or complete specification. However, in case of applications filed under PCT the term of 20 years begins from International filing date. The Uruguay Rounds Agreements Act, which became effective on June 8, 1995, changed the patent term in the United States. Before June 8, 1995, patents typically had 17 years of patent life from the date the patent was issued. Patents granted after the June 8, 1995 date now have a 20-year patent life from the date of the first filing of the patent application. However, the effective patent term is frequently less than 20 years because patents are often obtained before products are actually marketed. A standard patent generally has a term of 20 years, commencing on the date of the patent, The term of a standard patent relating to ‘pharmaceutical substances’. Many factors influence the length of the effective patent duration, including the requirements in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act that certain products receive FDA approval before marketing. New human drug products generally must undergo extensive testing in animals and humans to show that the drugs are both safe and effective before FDA will approve the product for marketing. The Patents Act was amended in 1994 to extend the term of protection for a standard patent from 16 years to 20 years in order to bring Australian patent law into conformity with the TRIPS Agreement. Chapter 4, art 33 of the TRIPS Agreement requires member States to provide patent protection for a term of not less than 20 years from the filing date. Upon expiration of the duration, the invention becomes public property and is freely available for use, reproduction, or sale. Patents can be extended for up to five years under limited circumstances, including interference proceedings, secrecy orders, and appellate review.

OMICS Group is an Open Access publishing journals that is responsible for the dissemination of scientific process and research articles to the global community. Its Open Access journals Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community. OMICS Publishing Group having over 300 leading peer reviewed Open Access journals and has organized more than 300 scientific conferences all over the world. OMICS Group has more than 1000 scientific associations and 30,000 editorial board members and 3.5 million readers to its credit. OMICS Group is a pioneer and leading Science event organizer. OMICS Group International Conferences 2014 and 2015 are instrumental in providing a momentous platform for the world renowned scientists, researchers, students, academicians, institutions, entrepreneurs and industries through International Science Conferences. The main vision and mission of OMICS Publishing Group is to provide free access to scientific literature for quick dissemination of scientific updates and it also provides source of reference and retrieval free of cost. OMICS Group organizes International conferences and Annual meetings in association with organizing committees across the world. OMICS Group conferences bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners to discuss methodological innovations, practical applications and new findings in the research areas of Science, Technology and Management. Research fellows and professors in various disciplines submit works in the form of manuscripts which undergo quality check before being approved for publication.

Pharma Patents Conferences in 2015:
1. International Patent Information Conference & Exposition
2. Global Intellectual Property Convention
3. Drug and Medical Device Litigation
4. Trade Secrets Protection & Enforcement
5. Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation
6. Effective Trade Mark Administration
7. Best Practices For Selling Your Patents
8. Certified Patent Valuation Analyst
9. EU & US Patent Applications

Lists of Societies related to pharma:
1) International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
2) American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), USA
3) Austrian Association of Hospital Pharmacists (AAHP), Australia
4) Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS), Canada
5) Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), China
6) European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS), Europe
7) German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG), Germany
8) Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), India

Major Pharma and related Companies:
1) Pfizer, USA
2) Novartis, Switzerland
3) Merck & Co., USA
4) Bayer, Germany
5) GlaxoSmithKline, U K
6) Johnson & Johnson, USA
7) Sanofi, France
8) Hoffmann–La Roche, Switzerland
9) AstraZeneca, UK
10) Abbott Laboratories, USA
11) Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
12) Eli Lilly and Company, USA
13) Amgen, USA
14) Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Japan

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This page was last updated on 09th Oct, 2014

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