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World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

Feb 04, 2016

World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

About four years ago, cancer usually meant a slow death, coupled with a vain fight, for the common man. It was largely because of the exorbitant costs of medicines. #Health #InMyOpinion #Cancer #intellectual property rights #Bayer #Sorafenib #Nexavar #Compulsory Licensing #National List of Essential Medicines #oncologists #Indian Patents Act
Sports reward policy: Tax breaks need to be given on fulfillment and not for anticipation

Jan 19, 2016

Sports reward policy: Tax breaks need to be given on fulfillment and not for anticipation

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised to take a close hard look at this rather licentious tax regime obtaining for research in the upcoming budget 2016-17 #patents #Make In India #FM Arun Jaitley #sports R&D #manufacturing start-ups
Delays in patent application can threaten PM Modi's 'Make In India' campaign

Jan 12, 2016

Delays in patent application can threaten PM Modi's 'Make In India' campaign

A patent application takes, on average, six years to get approved in India, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of 68,000 patents granted over the past 10 years, a process that threatens the innovation required for the Prime Minister’s industrialisation push. #Narendra Modi #didyouknow #patents #IndiaSpend #PM Modi #Make In India #Indian Patent Offices
Companies must invent in India before making in India, say Nobel laureates

Jan 11, 2016

Companies must invent in India before making in India, say Nobel laureates

Studies appear to confirm how poorly India is doing when it comes to creating new technologies and discovering new things. #Life #India #CriticalPoint #patents #Discovery #Intellectual property #Nobel laureates #Indian inventors
Natco Pharma, partner clear patent case with Gilead, others over Tamiflu

Dec 14, 2015

Natco Pharma, partner clear patent case with Gilead, others over Tamiflu

In March last year, USFDA had granted tentative approval to Natco for the generic oseltamivir phosphate capsules #Natco Pharma #ANDA #Tamiflu #Alvogen #Gilead #patent suit
Patent war: FRAND is what the doctor has ordered for drugs as well

Oct 05, 2015

Patent war: FRAND is what the doctor has ordered for drugs as well

If the drug majors band themselves together like ESO, the confrontation of drug companies with governments of the developing nations would be a thing of past. #Competition Commission of India #Health #InMyOpinion #Micromax #Bayer #Nexavar #Natco #Standard Essential Patents #Business #European Standards Organization #FRAND #TRIPS agreement
Amendment to computer patent clause will not stifle creativity for vast tribe of IT enthusiasts in India

Sep 26, 2015

Amendment to computer patent clause will not stifle creativity for vast tribe of IT enthusiasts in India

The government earlier this week decided to amend the negativity contained in section 3K by adding the term per se to the exclusion clause #IT #software #apps #computer hardware #mathematical formulas and algorithms #Patents Act #computer-related innovations
Foyr.com, now a B2C portal, brings 3D tech to help customers design their homes

Aug 13, 2015

Foyr.com, now a B2C portal, brings 3D tech to help customers design their homes

Foyr is targeting customers who are internet-savvy and have a preference of buying offline especially in the high involvement furniture category. #Foyr.com #Shailesh Goswami-Founder & CEO #B2B portal #home decor solutions start-up #Foyr patents #3D visualisation technology
Oh no you don't! Indian govt shortlists 1500 yoga asanas to prevent them being patented abroad

Aug 09, 2015

Oh no you don't! Indian govt shortlists 1500 yoga asanas to prevent them being patented abroad

The government has shortlisted over 1500 asanas and videographed over 250, classifying them as "traditional knowledge" of the country. #ThingsWeLike #Yoga #Patent #trademarks #Shareworthy #asanas #India