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Patent linkages in Southeast Asia

Patent linkages allow the connection of marketing approvals (MA) for generic pharma products to the patents covering an innovator company’s original/reference drug. Their purpose is to ensure that MAs are not given to patented products; and to allow generic makers to plan their launches without infringement risk, and also to invalidate weak patents. 

Full article by Nick Redfearn for Rouse Magazine