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Pfizer appeals China's decision to deny Viagra patent

[JURIST] Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Tuesday that it has filed an appeal with Beijing's First Intermediate People's Court against China's State Intellectual Property Office decision to reject the company's Chinese patent for Viagra.

Pfizer's efforts to obtain a patent for Viagra are seen as a test of China's willingness to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign companies, following the tightening of patent protections made in order to qualify for membership in the WTO. AP has more.

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