Intellectual Property

October 12, 2017

WIPO partners with IFPMA for Pat-INFORMED


WIPO and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) have signed an agreement to establish the Patent Information Initiative for Medicines. This initiative is named “Pat-INFORMED,” The newly launched partnership intends to promote the accessibility of patent information for health agencies which focus procurement of medicines. “Pat-INFORMED,”

Through Pat-INFORMED public patent information can be linked to registered medicines in a new online global gateway. This will help health professionals to navigate the medicine-procurement process which in turn will benefit their citizens. It will act as a global gateway to medicine patent information and will offer new tools and resources to determine the existence of patents relevant to products sought by procurement bodies’ disease-management strategies or other work addressing public health needs. It is expected to be operational by mid-2018

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