Archive for 2013

Traditional knowledge and Intellectual property: Case of Turmeric                     In 1995, two expatriate Indians at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre were granted U.S. Patent 5,401,504 on Use of Turmeric in Wound Healing. The claim covered “a method of promoting healing of a wound by administering [...]

                        Do I need a Trademark or Copyright protection? Both trademark and copyright belong to the same wing of legal regime that is intellectual property right. They offer different sets of rights and protection. Sometimes there is some amount of confusion between trademark & [...]

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Natural DNA is not patentable but cDNA is-US Supreme Court The epic saga of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics has finally come to an end on 13th June 2013. The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that naturally occurring isolated human genes cannot be patented, but that a synthetic DNA sequence, known [...]

Will Rotavac find its place in the National immunization Program in India? It took 25 years, scores of institutions and 100s of dedicated people to bring Rotavac to the brink of licensing, the place where it stands today. This achievement marks the 25th anniversary of Indo-US Vaccine action Program (VAP). VAP is a collaboration to [...]

Can genes be Patentable? Could someone own my genes? Can the genes of living humans be patented? And what would be the consequence of gene patents? Many of us wonder about these questions. Patents are generally granted for invention that is either a product or process and that should be new (or ‘novel’); involve an inventive [...]

                  IPAB upholds the first Compulsory License granted in India post TRIPs The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on 4th March 2013 has upheld the Compulsory License (CL) issued by the Indian Patent Office to Natco Pharma. This will allow Natco to manufacture and sell generic version of Bayer’s [...]

What is not Patentable? Laws & rules mandating patentability differ slightly from country to country. The legal system has kept the welfare of the society & environment in the forefront.  Article 27 of the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement mandates the member countries to grant patents for all inventions, whether products or [...]

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