Pfizer caught

Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 11, 2012 4:37 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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Pfizer's legal monopoly on one of its top-selling drugs just got shredded in Canada. The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled 7-0 the company should have its patent taken away because the drug company attempted to "game" the system, grabbing a patent without disclosing what their invention really was.

Pfizer was able to acquire its Canadian patent without naming the compound required to make Viagra, namely, sildenafil citrate. The Canadian patent system, like all patent systems, is a kind of bargain between patentees, who are given a limited monopoly on a particular product or process, and the public, which is supposed to benefit from the disclosure of a new invention, the justices noted in their opinion.

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I see the line at the Canadian Border forming now..... helios 11 726 Nov 12, 2012 4:41 PM

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