Biodiversity and IP: The Struggle is Real

The Indian Patent Office has seen a steady increase in the number of patent filing in the last few years. A number of these patent applications are centered around biological resources. If you or your company are applying for a patent that uses or is based on biological resources, an important piece...
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Importing plants into India: processes and challenges

There have been dramatic advancements in agriculture in the last century. A tremendous increase in agricultural productivity took place due to advances in plant breeding, development of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, multiple cropping methods, and introduction of genetically modified crops....
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IP Rights for GM Seeds

There have been dramatic advancements in agriculture in the last century. A tremendous increase in agricultural productivity took place due to advances in plant breeding, development of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, multiple cropping methods, and introduction of genetically modified crops....
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Double Patenting

It is a commonly accepted principle of patent law that two patents cannot be granted to the same applicant for one invention. This follows from the idea of a patent itself, which is a bundle of rights (such as the right to use or the right to license) granted to an inventor for their invention. ...
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