Protecting life science patents in Latin America
Regimes for protecting pharmaceutical and biotechnological products via patents are slowly but steadily improving in many Latin American countries. Managing IP invited Alejandro Luna of Olivares & Cia, Guillermo Carey of HarneckerCarey Carey y CÃa and in-house counsel Regina Kuchle to discuss some promising developments and continuing challenges
EM: What regulatory changes have most impacted biotechnology
and pharmaceutical patents recently? AL: There was an amendment
to the Mexican General Health Law in June 2009 which defined
biotechnological drugs and allowed for the approval of
follow-on biologics, or biocomparables. ...
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