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Microorganisms and the Indian Patents Scenario

Introduction: A microorganism is a microscopic organism, known to be one of the earliest life forms on earth. Viruses, fungi, bacteria, archaea, protozoa and algae are the six major forms of microorganisms, exploited expeditiously by the biotechnologists and micro-biologists for research purposes. From beer brewing, bread making to mass production of antibiotics, microorganisms is used … Continue reading Microorganisms and the Indian Patents Scenario

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Practice Pointer Series: Brief on Patenting Diagnostic Methods in India

Patenting of medical methods is prohibited in India according to Section 3 (i) of the Indian Patent Act, which states that “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic [diagnostic therapeutic] or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase … Continue reading Practice Pointer Series: Brief on Patenting Diagnostic Methods in India

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