Tag: Pharmaceutical industry

The Dichotomy of IPR Protection and Social Welfare- An Analysis of the Indian Patents Act with respect to the Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduction Intellectual Property Rights, in the simplest of terms, refer to rights over creation of the mind. In a world where knowledge economies are on the rise, IPR has become increasingly significant. Intellectual Property Rights entail several rights within its ambit- copyright, patent, geographical indication etc. In this article, we deal only with one form of … Continue reading The Dichotomy of IPR Protection and Social Welfare- An Analysis of the Indian Patents Act with respect to the Pharmaceutical Industry

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To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

The granting of secondary use patents in the pharmaceutical industry has become more prominent after the negotiations of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995. More and more secondary use patents have been granted, especially in developed countries. But, on the flip side, some firms tend to take advantage of secondary use patents in order to extend … Continue reading To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

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