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India patent office rejects Gilead's Sovaldi application

January 16, 2015 3:50 AM UTC

The Indian Patent Office rejected an application from Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for a patent covering HCV drug Sovaldi sofosbuvir.

The patent office issued a Harvoni sofosbuvir/ledipasivir for distribution in 91 developing countries (see BioCentury Extra, Sept. 15, 2014). ...