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Confusion surrounding ‘essentially biological processes’ in India
In the absence of case law, patents for inventions related to natural or artificial living entities, biological materials, substances derived from these materials, and any processes involved in the production of living substances or entities can be difficult to obtain in India. However, Monsanto Technology v Nuziveedu Seeds may help to pave the way for future applicants in this field. Full text
Evolution of SEP litigation in India
Despite SEPs being governed by the India Patents Act, Indian courts still have a long way to go when it comes to SEP litigation. As the number of cases increases, it is hoped that jurisprudence will become more specific to this type of patent and related litigation. Full text
Biopiracy in India: Scientific eruption or traditional disruption?
The Indian government takes a strong stance on protecting its ancient knowledge from being patented by other countries. Experts analyse whether this is positive for the scientific community or if it signals the start of losing age-old traditional knowledge. Full text