Grotesque profits

7 Sep 2021 2:23 PM GMT
A greed-driven vaccine market, backed by rich countries’ frivolous rush for booster doses, has deprived poor countries of their share of jabs

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.

Validation of India's drug patent policy

3 Dec 2016 9:30 PM GMT
If ever India needed an explicit endorsement of its laws on intellectual property rights (IPRs) and their application in meeting public health...

CSIR lays down law on patenting

26 Nov 2016 9:37 PM GMT
There is a vast gulf between patents that are useful and those that are best described as ornamental. The first brings in revenue through licensing...

Indian patents make no dent in space

3 Nov 2016 9:23 PM GMT
A sign that it needs to ramp up technological prowess.India's space programme provokes the predictable guns versus butter debate that surrounds any...

RCEP: A pact to choke

9 Sep 2016 10:16 PM GMT
Those who belong to clubs, the experienced ones, know that membership is usually a toss-up between prestige and perks. And, of course, there’s the...

Big Tobacco is stubbed out

6 Aug 2016 11:10 PM GMT
This is one of the great victories of global trade disputes that needs to be celebrated and commemorated. It is a victory made sweeter still because...

Darkening shadow over drug access

21 July 2016 9:59 PM GMT
On the one side is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a behemoth of an economic bloc that accounts for 40 percent of the world’s GDP and...
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