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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How to make permissible patent amendments

This is a period of tumultuous and exciting change for Indian intellectual property, and patent practice in particular. The Indian patent office is streamlining its service and practice guidelines; new innovators are more engaged with the IP system; patentees are actively enforcing patent rights; an...
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Searching for clarity in India’s divisional applications

Indian patent practice has been changing at a rapid pace these last few months. Among other things, the Indian Patent office (IPO) has strengthened e-filing services for patents and trade marks, continues to digitise its records, and has released guidelines on the examination of biotechnology and co...
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Computer-Implemented Inventions

Computers have come a long way from the days of being unattractive, room-consuming machines of a few years ago. Today, they are inextricably linked with our lives, and are constantly being reinvented in ways that cement their usefulness in modern society, accompanied by a host of inventions and pate...
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