Tag: Biotechnology

Patentability of Genes, Gene Sequencing & DNA based Primers

Patents have been granted in various biotechnology fields such as genetically engineered plants, human genetic sequencing, recombinant DNA molecule, diagnostic kits, stem cells, isolated nucleic acid encoding a gene and DNA related inventions such as preparing vectors, primers etc, but it was not the same before genetically engineered microorganism was granted a patent first. The … Continue reading Patentability of Genes, Gene Sequencing & DNA based Primers

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Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently issued another set of guidelines, this time on examination of biotechnology applications. Our earlier write-up on a set of guidelines issued by IPO, for examination of applications relating to traditional knowledge, can be seen from here. The guidelines explain in detail, with illustrative examples, on various facets of … Continue reading Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

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Planting one seed at a time: Overview of The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

Anoop Mishra, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks at the first piece of legislation in the world to protect the farmer and recognize his contribution in preserving the biodiversity and develop new plant varieties. In order to comply with its obligations under the TRIPS Agreement, India has implemented The Protection … Continue reading Planting one seed at a time: Overview of The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

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