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How Glenmark knocked Merck flat in a 3-D world

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Executive Summary

The recent dispute between Merck & Co and Glenmark over Glenmark’s sitagliptins (versions of Merck’s Januvia and Janument) shows that regulatory, administrative and legal variations around the globe can still befuddle multinational firms. Disentangling Merck’s learning journey through the controversial Section 3(d) of India's patent legislation illustrates how local factors make a difference.



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