Definition of off-patent in English:


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adjective & adverb

  • Out of patent restrictions: [as adjective]: firms legally mass-produce off-patent products [as adverb]: the drug has gradually come off-patent
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    • Worse yet, drug companies lack economic incentives to run expensive clinical trials for existing drugs that are off-patent or nearing patent expiration.
    • Many are wondering why the two organizations have decided to start with a wetting agent study, as opposed to organic products or off-patent versions the drug.
    • Many drugs which are off-patent will be unaffected by the 2005 deadline for the product patent regime.

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