Tag: IPR


Permissible Commercial Exploitation of Patents by DRDO : Legalities and its Impact

Introduction Have you ever watched episodes of the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wherein Sheldon, Leonard and Howard were contracted to devise a solution for the military? Such scenarios occur on a daily basis. The military, through its Defence Research and Development Organisation (hereinafter ‘DRDO’) contract or sub-contract researchers to innovate for and comply with their set standards and requirements. The result of these agreements are technological advancements that benefit the Defence Research and Development Organisation and thereby benefit the…

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Apple sues Qualcomm again, Major Setback to Bayer, Delhi HC allows export of patented drug and much more.

Intellectual Property updates Hello there Intellepedia readers. All of us realize that we live in a world where everything is instant. When one can have instant food, instant television and an instant date, why not some instant news? In our endeavour to bring to you Intellectual Property updates from across the globe, we are kick starting today a brand new approach to learning. All we ask of you is to brace yourself for the exciting IP journey ahead! Aikya prevails…

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IPR and Access to Affordable Medicines: How affordable are We?

 The following post is an opinion on the article “Intellectual property rights: when it’s broken, fix it!” authored by Arun Maira and published by livemint.com. The article suggests that we need affordable medicines and we need more innovation and it is therefore, time to reinvent the patents regime. The role of IPR in providing access to affordable medicine has been a contentious issue for a long time. As identified by Frederick M. Abbott in his paper on the subject, each…

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Ready for Patent grants in 18 months?

Most people who have filed for a Patent in India will definitely understand the phrase “Life is too short to wait”. Narrowing this concept to the life of a Patent, it is as short as 20 years. The Patent grant system in India is a rather slow process and easily eats up more than a quarter of the Patents Life. Furthermore, in the absence of a concept like the “Patent term adjustment” followed in the United States, filing a Patent…

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