Tag: Biological material

The New Age Eugenics Of DNA Patenting

Abstract ‘DNA Theft’ is the new term employed to decipher the existing legal regime in the field of gene patenting. The oblivious nature of law has ceded transcending to a more flexible framework concerning the same. DNA is vested with a proprietary interest of ownership. ‘Patenting gene’ impinges the individual right to privacy. This paper … Continue reading The New Age Eugenics Of DNA Patenting

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Requirements to be Fulfilled If Invention Uses Biological Material

You might find this article useful if you have questions like what is Budapest treaty, is India also member to the treaty, if my invention uses biological material, what obligations I have to fulfil under this treaty, what are the timelines to comply with those. Budapest treaty is the international treaty on the recognition of … Continue reading Requirements to be Fulfilled If Invention Uses Biological Material

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

The Controller General of Patents has issued guidelines for processing of patent applications relating to Traditional Knowledge (TK) and biological materials on November 08, 2012 which can be accessed here. The guidelines have been issued in lieu of the fact that a number of the Indian Patent Applications relating to herbal (plant) compositions/extracts/alkaloids (and other … Continue reading Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

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