Category Archives: IPR Think Tank

India – IPR Think Tank draft IP policy – MSF comments on access and innovation

The IPR Think Tank was convened in November 2014 by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to draft a national IPR Policy for India.  Medécins Sans Frontières gives its views on the final version … Continue reading

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IPR policy to go for Cabinet Approval soon – Commerce Minister

NEW DELHI: In a reaction to the leak of the final draft of India’s new IPR policy on this blog and comments from spicy-ip, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated last Thursday that the leaked draft policy is not the final version , … Continue reading

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Final draft, India National IPR Policy, by IP Think Tank constituted by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Comment by Knowledge Ecology International on India’s leaked IPR policy draft posted on this blog. October 14, 2015

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India’s National IPR Policy – Leaked Final Draft – Is it really the finest?

Amitabh Kant, Ministry of Commerce, India, recently announced the release of a national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy in next two months, which in his words “will be one of the finest in the world”. Yet, in light of its … Continue reading

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Entry of worthless patents under proposed IPR regime?

Source: Deccan Herald 4 Mar 2015 The draft National Intellectual Property Rights Policy developed by an IPR think tank set up by the Union government has been put on the website of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion for public … Continue reading

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No proposal to change patent law

Source: Business Standard 2 March 2015 India today ruled out amendment to the patent law, asserting that there are no gaps in protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). “There is no proposal to amend patent law… There is no proposal … Continue reading

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IP policy should drive research for self-sufficiency in pharma

Source: Business Line 12 Feb 2015 Instead, the new draft proposes an IP maximalist agenda The draft of the National IPR Policy envisages intellectual property as an “integral part of India’s overall development policy”. It goes on to suggest that … Continue reading

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