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Biotech in Countries Starting with “I” — Part 2: India

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. In comparison with the United States, starting a biotech company in India is like the experience that Ginger Rogers had in partnering with Fred Astaire in the classic Hollywood […]


Which Drugs Have the Most Patents?

This chart shows the pharmaceutical drugs with the most patents still in force. The drugs with the most active patents are COMBIVENT RESPIMAT, KALETRA, ADVAIR HFA,FLOVENT HFA, VIVITROL, THALOMID, VYVANSE, REVLIMID, VENTOLIN HFA, andCHILDREN’S ALLEGRA ALLERGY. For more infographics, see the DrugPatentWatch Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics. Do you have a response to this infographic? Respond in the comments section below.


Which Drug Companies Listed the Most Patents Last Year

This infographic shows the pharmaceutical companies that listed the most patents last year. The companies with the most drug patents listed last year are Novartis, Sanofi Aventis Us, Glaxosmithkline, Merck, Alcon Pharms Ltd, Lilly, Allergan, Astrazeneca,Pfizer, and Watson Labs. For more infographics, see the DrugPatentWatch Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics. Do you have a response to this infographic? Respond in the comments section below.


Bowman v. Monsanto: Intersection of the Exhaustion Doctrine and Effective Protection for Reinvented Articles

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. On February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bowman v. Monsanto – a case that pits the emotional pull of seed-saving vs. the potential […]


Drug Patent Inventors in 21 Countries

Who are the world’s leading drug patent inventors? These reports from DrugPatentWatch.com tap DrugPatentWatch’s exclusive FDA archives to profile the individuals who have invented FDA-approved drugs since 2000. A study showing a surprising result of an analysis of shifts in global pharmaceutical innovation used these data and was recently published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. […]


Biotech in Countries Starting with “I”

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. We are so accustomed to the way things are.  Commercial biotechnology arguably started in the United States, in Boston, San Francisco and beyond.  We like to think that  our […]


Connect to BiotechBlog using social media

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to connect on Social Media and to foster greater collaboration. Connect on LinkedIn Connecting on LinkedIn allows us to share networks. In addition to managing BiotechBlogy, I am also publisher of DrugPatentWatch.com and Chief Editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, so my network is […]


Which Patents Cover the Most Drugs

This is a fun infographic. Rather than asking which drugs have the most patents, this chart shows the patents which cover the most drugs. The patents covering the most drugs are: Patent: 5,605,674 PROAIR+HFA PROVENTIL-HFA QVAR+40 QVAR+80 QNASL ALVESCO ZETONNA XOPENEX+HFA Patent: 5,605,674 NOVOLOG+MIX+50%2F50 NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30 NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30+FLEXPEN NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30+PENFILL NOVOLOG NOVOLOG+FLEXPEN NOVOLOG+INNOLET NOVOLOG+PENFILL Patent: 5,605,674 NOVOLOG+MIX+50%2F50 NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30 NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30+FLEXPEN NOVOLOG+MIX+70%2F30+PENFILL NOVOLOG […]