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Considerations for Innovator Drug Companies Regarding China’s Drug Patent Linkage System - 中国将施行药品专利链接制度——创新药企应如何应变

December 01, 2020

By Bruce M. Wexler, Melanie R. Rupert, Mi Zhou, Mark Sperling,
& Jake Silvers

This article originally appeared in IP Economy magazine.

On June 1, 2021, China will implement a drug patent linkage system that will allow drug companies to resolve patent infringement disputes before the marketing approval of competitor drugs in China.  Paul Hastings’ Global IP Co-Chair Bruce Wexler, Partner Melanie Rupert, and IP associates Mi Zhou, Mark Russell Sperling, and Jake Silvers, offer considerations for innovator drug companies in this rapidly developing area.  A reprint is available at the link below.

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Mi Zhou
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