Category Archives: Indian Patent Law

The Looming U.S.-India Trade War

Source: FP 12 Feb 2015 All seems simpatico between New Delhi and Washington. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, tensions between the two are certain to boil over. If international relations were about cultivating personal chemistry, you might … Continue reading

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Obama Versus Obamacare

Source: Project Syndicate 12 Feb 2015 NEW YORK – The US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care reform, has succeeded in extending insurance coverage to millions of Americans who would not otherwise have it. … Continue reading

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What is brewing between India and the US on IPR?

Source: Business Today 4 Feb 2015 On January 27, 2015, even as Air Force One readies for take-off, bringing US President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to India to an end, two seemingly contradictory events occur – one  in India and … Continue reading

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Maths of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug

Source: Down To Earth 3 Feb 2015 Why US firm’s super expensive drug sofosbuvir costs so much and how it can be made at a tenth of current price The indian Patent Office’s rejection of one of Gilead Sciences’ patents … Continue reading

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s (GILD) Sovaldi Faces Patent Opposition In India

Source: BidnessEtc 3 Feb 2015 Gilead is looking at another pre-grant opposition to its patent application for Sovaldi in India, on the grounds of the drug being ineffective Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GILD) patent application for its hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi – … Continue reading

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Indo-US joint statement after Obama-Modi talks

A joint statement released by India US on 25th Jan 2015 at New Delhi. Full Statement can be accessed here .Some of the excerpts from the statement committing on Intellectual Property and BITS: The President and the Prime Minister affirmed their shared … Continue reading

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Modi says ready to accept India-U.S. working group’s IPR suggestions

Source: Reuters 27 Jan 2015 India is ready to accept suggestions made by a joint working group with the United States on intellectual property rights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conclave of Indian and U.S. corporate chiefs on Monday.

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