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Drug Patent Rights India Wins First Round Novartis Full Text of Judgement

   APRIL 2, 2013 BY RAMANAN50 The instances of Multinationals stealing indigenous medicines is well-known. So are the capricious overpricing of life saving Drugs, like Cancer Drugs. “ The Intellectual Property Appellate Board rejected the German drug maker’s appeal of the 2012 ruling on Monday. It also ruled… Continue Reading →

Delhi HC judgement -Super Cassettes v. MySpace #copyright

Posted by Ujwala Uppaluri at Oct 31, 2012 http://cis-india.org/ Filed under: Access to Knowledge, Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights, Intermediary Liability, Featured The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Patients succeed in overturning first ever product patent on medicine in India #goodnews

Hope for hep-C patients: Context and Background  Today, the Bench of Intellectual Property Appellate Board, comprising Justice Prabha Sridevan (Chairperson) and Mr DPS Parmar (Technical Member), set aside the first ever product patent on a medicine granted in India to… Continue Reading →

FAQ -Copyright Amendment Act and impact on print Impaired persons

Some Frequently Asked Questions to the Amendment to the Copyright Act of India, 1957 and its Impact on Print Impaired Persons 1. Who benefits? All print impaired persons be they totally blind, low vision, learning disabled or orthopedically challenged in certain… Continue Reading →

The Seed Emergency: The Threat to Food and Democracy

Vandana Shiva Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty…. Continue Reading →

Free Medicines in Rajasthan, India

India is known as the pharmacy of the world but 65% of Indians have no access to essential medicines. Watch this video to see how the State of Rajasthan in India is tackling the problem by promoting generic medicines and… Continue Reading →

A Victory for the Internet: SOPA Act Dropped After Mass Protest

  The blockage last week of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act of 2012, is a tentative victory not only for net neutrality and changing definitions of intellectual property, but also an impressive display of new online organizing. SOPA is… Continue Reading →

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