European Commission to present preliminary findings of its pharmaceutical sector inquiry

The European Commission has announced that it intends to present a preliminary report on its findings of its inquiry of the pharmaceutical sector launched in an event to be held on 28 November 2008.

The inquiry is according to the Commission intended to examine various to intellectual property rights related issues, including whether patent dispute settlements have delayed or blocked entry into markets and whether entry barriers have be created by vexatious litigation or the misuse of patent rights.