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India's patent law

18 March 2019 4:46 PM GMT
Opposition to the new patent claims on the Johnson & Johnson drug is a test of how well the rules against evergreening are working

The zero budget farming discord

20 Nov 2018 4:32 PM GMT
There is unease over the crusader of natural farming, Subhash Palekar, for renaming the technique after himself

Patient before corporate profits

21 Oct 2018 3:16 PM GMT
As prices of the life-saving drugs skyrocket, people from diverse fields are getting together to fight Big Pharma

US trading on thin ice

15 Oct 2018 4:08 PM GMT
As Trump escalates trade war with China, the key question is what constitutes theft of intellectual property

The sheer folly of Indian GIs

19 March 2018 3:15 PM GMT
States are competing to pile up Geographical Indication tags without studying the benefit to producers.

Tesla’s ‘insane’ move to free up patents

9 Sep 2014 10:14 PM GMT
Perhaps only Elon Musk could have done this. After all, only a revolutionary can set off a revolution. Musk is an engineer-turned-entrepreneur who...

Another first for the US?

22 Aug 2014 11:01 PM GMT
As the deadly Ebola virus spreads in West Africa taking a lethal toll with its hemorrhagic fever, curious reports are emerging of the patents the US...

US plays dirty on tar sands

12 Aug 2014 10:54 PM GMT
That big countries arm-twist smaller countries seldom occasions surprise; it is simply the norm in trade deals. The big guys invariably succeed in...

Makeshift world of innovation

8 Aug 2014 9:53 PM GMT
Nothing perhaps sums up India so well as jugaad. A Hindi word that means a makeshift solution or a creative improvisation, jugaad is the science, art...

Don’t close off the doors to knowledge

30 July 2014 9:59 PM GMT
TRIPS is the acronym for the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) that was bulldozed through by rich nations in...

Getting more with less

24 July 2014 8:39 PM GMT
Simple techniques and manag-ement practices tend to be viewed with suspicion. In the age of input-intensive agriculture which calls for an array of...

When Ambedkar posed a copyright conundrum

16 April 2014 11:30 PM GMT
With the recent publication of a new edition of B R (Babasaheb) Ambedkar’s searing work, Annihilation of Caste (AoC) there is furious debate over the...
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