It’s a myth that every patent application that is filed is valid. When you look closely, a patent application may fail one or more of the legal tests it needs to pass. The idea behind this database is to help civil society and patient groups stop unwarranted patents from blocking people’s access to more affordable medicines.
Michelle Childs, Director of Policy Advocacy for MSF’s Access Campaign, on the launch of an online database to help civil society and patient groups in developing countries challenge unwarranted drug patents.

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