Brazil’s national AIDS movement – comprised of networks, collectives, CSOs and activists – repudiates Decree N. 9795 (read in Portuguese), released on May 20th, 2019, that establishes a new structure for the Ministry of Health. As result, the former Department of STIs, Aids and Viral Hepatitis is now named the “Department of Chronical Illnesses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases”.
In GTPI’s opinion, this concession is undeserved. The main argument is that the patent
lacks sufficiency disclosure, ie, it does not have the level of detail necessary for the
technology described therein to be reproduced by a person skilled in the art. This is
fundamental to justify the granting of the patent.