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New Patent Policy: Surrendering to US Industry Pressure

Source: Peoples Democracy 27 Apr 2015 AMONG notable hyper activities of Prime Minister Modi is his rush to change most important acts and policies of the country intended to please foreign corporate entities. One such move is to change our … Continue reading

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India-EFTA trade pact: Norway confident of progress in talks

27 Apr 2015 Source: Business Line Norway is hopeful of progress in talks between India and EFTA member countries on a trade and economic partnership agreement, visiting Norwegian Minister for European Union Affairs Vidar Helgesen has said. “A trade and … Continue reading

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PM Modi in favour of amending India’s Patent Law at par with global parameters

“If we do not follow global parameters on intellectual property rights, then the world will not establish relationship with us.” said PM Modi inaugurating Global Exhibition on services. Watch Modi’s speech (in Hindi) here (from 1:01mins-1:26mins)  

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Need to bring our patent laws on par with global standards: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi at the Global Exhibition on Services in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI Source: Livemint, 24 April 2015 New Delhi: India’s patent laws should be brought on par with global standards to make Asia’s third largest economy … Continue reading

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European Commission push for IP provisions may restrict access to cheaper ‘Made in India’ generic medicines

Source: Times of India 14 April 2015 Fears over EU plan for strict drug patent regime NEW DELHI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Markel are set to discuss the India-EU free trade agreement, public health groups and … Continue reading

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Modi visit will energise India-EU FTA talks: João Cravinho

Source: Business Standard 13 April 2015 Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France and Germany from April 9 to 14, João Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union (EU), hopes this would be an opportune moment to pave the … Continue reading

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Section 3(d) pivots a health revolution

Source: The Asian Age 9 April 2015 The shrill opposition to India’s balanced patents law, particularly Sec. 3(d), hides the quiet revolution that the provision is inspiring across the developing world. The Philippines introduced their version of Sec. 3(d) in … Continue reading

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