Calculation of compensation when producing patented drugs for export without patent owner’s consent
On October 18, 2021, the Government of the Russian Federation approved the methodology developed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service for calculating the amount of compensation payable to a Russian patent owner for producing generic medicines intended for export to other countries in accordance with the Article 1360.1 of the Civil Code without the patent owner’s consent. The corresponding government decree No 1767 entered into force on October 28, 2021.
According to Article 1360.1 of the Civil Code the Russian Government may allow to use a patented invention for the production of a medicinal product by any party for export purposes under certain specific circumstances without the consent of the patent owner with the requirement of immediate notification of the patent owner and payment of the proportionate compensation for such a use, as we informed earlier here.
The amount of compensation is 0.5% of the manufacturer’s actual revenue, which has exercised the right to use an invention, utility model or industrial design without the consent of the patent owner. The compensation is supposed to be annually paid during the period of validity of the corresponding government decision.
To date, no such authorization has been issued. We will follow up on the development of practice on this matter.
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