Category Archives: Indian Patent Law

Patent controller issues revised “draft guidelines for examination of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals”

Source:  Pharmabiz 19 Aug 2014 The Indian Patent Controller has released the revised “draft guidelines for examination of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals” which will help the examiners and the controllers of the patent office in achieving consistently … Continue reading

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India’s role in increasing access to HCV drugs

Source: Down to Earth 28 July 2014 Early intervention by the Indian government and civil society will be essential to overcome patent barriers to ensure that the new drugs available are not priced out of reach of most people in … Continue reading

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Bombay HC upholds IPAB order on Nexavar’s generic copy

Source: Live Mint 17 July 2014 Bayer, which makes Nexavar, says it is disappointed with the ruling and will appeal against the decision Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by Bayer AG against a decision to … Continue reading

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Defending India’s patent law

Source: The Hindu 12 May 2014 No one can attack India’s well-founded Intellectual Property regime as being weak merely because a drug that is claimed to be an invention fails the test of law India and its intellectual property (IP) … Continue reading

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US is not as bullish on India as it used to be: Sanjay Puri

Source: Business Standard 12 May 2014 The United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) claims to represent the political voice of 2.7 million American Indians. USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri, in an interview withNayanima Basu, says the US is concerned about India’s taxation policy, intellectual property … Continue reading

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India not in US list of patent rights offenders

Source: The Indian Express 1 May 2014 The US on Wednesday kept India out of Priority Foreign Country list, reserved for the worst offenders of intellectual property rights and said it will hold discussions with the next government in New … Continue reading

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No downgrade but India still on US priority watch list on intellectual property rights

Source: Live Mint 1 May 2014 US trade representative says it will try to resolve ongoing concerns through bilateral engagement The US trade representative did not designate any countries a ‘priority foreign country,’ the worst label in its annual scorecard … Continue reading

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