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Einstein (São Paulo)

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Abstract

MIRANDA, Ana Cláudia Camargo; LOBATO, Denise Rahal  and  ARAUJO, Elaine Bortoleti de. Comparative overview of innovation and patent filings in Radiopharmacy. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2020, vol.18, eGS4816.  Epub Nov 25, 2019. ISSN 1679-4508.  https://doi.org/10.31744/einstein_journal/2020gs4816.

Objective

To expose the current situation of the Brazilian Nuclear Medicine in relation to innovation, taking into account the Intellectual Property protection and the particularities of this field.

Methods

The number and the origin of patents filings from Brazil, United States and European Patent Convention countries were retrospectively compared in a 20-year period.

Results

The number of accumulated patents filings of conventional pharmaceuticals was ten times higher compared to the radiopharmaceuticals in the three regions studied.

Conclusion

The largest number of Brazilian patents filings corresponded to the international patent applications, which is related to the country development conditions, as well as to the difficulties in the process of patent filing.

Keywords : Intellectual Property; Patent; Innovation; Radiopharmaceuticals; Nuclear medicine.

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