By, Mohit Kar Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) in the Middle East are based on the idea of Western influence on foreign laws, which have now been assimilated into the local laws.[i] It is an illustration of the West’s supremacy in… Continue Reading →
Shreya Srivastava analyses how COVID-19 which has forced the countries to shut its borders has paved the way for the re-emergence of compulsory licensing. Many countries without existing provisions for the same have amended their laws in the wake of the pandemic for better accessibility of essential items. The author also looks into the probable developments in the Indian scenario.
By, Saransh Chaturvedi The adoption of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which formed part of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, established a minimum level of protection with respect to various forms of… Continue Reading →
By, Harsh Singh & Arpita Saini INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment on 1 April 2013 with the Novartis AG v. Union of India[i] case, in an appeal brought by Novartis, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant. The… Continue Reading →
By, Vismay G.R.N. The development of patent law in various jurisdictions has been influenced by the social and economic conditions that exist in it. The patent law in India too had its own unique advancement according to its societal needs…. Continue Reading →
Savithri Rajeev introduces the concept of business method patents with relevant examples such as Amazon’s ‘One-click shopping,’ the Netflix-Blockbuster controversy, etc. The author also criticizes the position of Indian law in this regard.
The grant of patents have always required that certain criteria be met, generally the trifecta of novelty , innovation and industrial applicability. What about something that can meet all the above criteria and cant be patented? Software is the most common example of this and the problems faced in patenting it is examined in this piece.