Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal to use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection for the drug company's products.
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Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges

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Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges

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Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges

Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges

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A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal. They will use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection for the drug company's products. Critics say it's a work-around of patent law, but the tribe sees it as just monetizing a resource they are entitled to: their sovereign status.