Innovation and Competitive Capacity in Bangladesh’s Pharmaceutical Sector

  title={Innovation and Competitive Capacity in Bangladesh’s Pharmaceutical Sector},
  author={Padmashree Gehl Sampath},
The global pharmaceutical sector is highly patent intensive, and firms rely on product, process and formulation patents to protect their innovations. Intellectual property rights on pharmaceutical products, as contained in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (hereafter, the TRIPS Agreement) have been defended on grounds of extensive R&D investments required to discover and develop new drugs. But at the same time, grant of uniform pharmaceutical patents in all… CONTINUE READING


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