The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) have launched a new online tool designed to provide easy access to medicine patent information.
The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) tool is a unique resource where patent holders provide information about patents covering approved medicines through a free, open access database.
Anyone can search the Pat-INFORMED database simply by entering a medicine’s INN (International Nonproprietary Name) to obtain relevant information about the status of a patent in a particular country. The database includes 14,000 individual patents for now.
Please click here to access the Pat-INFORMED database.
Source: IPR Helpdesk News
New online patent-search resource for easy access to medicine patents