Tag: compulsory licensing

Compulsory Licensing in Thailand

Essential medicines are those that satisfy the health care needs of the majority of the population; they should therefore be available at all times in adequate amounts and in the appropriate dosage forms and at a price that individuals and the community can afford. Essential medicines save lives and improve health only if they are … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing in Thailand

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Compulsory Licensing in the United States

Compulsory license is common throughout the world but is virtually absent in the United States. Compulsory licensing enables the government granting the patent to force the patentee to license the invention if the government does not approve of the patent’s use. Consequently, another individual or company is allowed to make and sell the invention. The … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing in the United States

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IP Regime With Respect To Access To Health Care In Public Health Emergencies

Lives have moved ahead a million squares in the time span of a few decades. Advancement of  Science and Technology has revealed a new essence to the world. However, even though progress in all spheres has greatly improved the quality of human life, certain ancillary outcomes have been highly undesirable. In a rat race of … Continue reading IP Regime With Respect To Access To Health Care In Public Health Emergencies

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Impact Of Compulsory Licensing On Music Rights Under Copyright Law

India is a vast country with many different cultures. In India, people follow a variety of traditions, cultures, and religions. Music has long played a significant role in Indian culture. Music in India may be traced from the prehistoric era to the current era, which we commonly associate with film music. Music is an important … Continue reading Impact Of Compulsory Licensing On Music Rights Under Copyright Law

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Compulsory Licensing in India Amidst the COVID 19 Pandemic: Will India Consider it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly exposed the frailty of our infrastructural systems. Innovation has taken a front seat and the world is keenly awaiting the public distribution of COVID-19 vaccines which would help restore normalcy.  Among the numerous factors that were taken into consideration by global experts with respect to the COVID 19 vaccines, accessibility … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing in India Amidst the COVID 19 Pandemic: Will India Consider it?

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Bajaj Healthcare Files Compulsory License with Indian Patent Office for Baricitinib

Recently, drug manufacturer, Bajaj Healthcare Limited issued a press release stating that they have filed a compulsory license application with the Indian Patent Office seeking permission to manufacture both active pharmaceutical ingredients (raw materials) and formulation of Baricitinib under the Indian Patents Act. Baricitinib is essentially a drug approved in the US and European Union, … Continue reading Bajaj Healthcare Files Compulsory License with Indian Patent Office for Baricitinib

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Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has caused a catastrophic impact, leading to the deaths of thousands of people. The devastating consequences of the pandemic were aggravated due to the lack of medical facilities and health care resources. Despite India being one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, it … Continue reading Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

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Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

An inventor is allotted with the patent right in exchange for disclosing its invention. Apart from the inventor of that patent, the public is being benefited most. Therefore it must be taken into consideration that the invention is made surely available to the public. But there seems to a danger of misuse of such monopolistic … Continue reading Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

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Patents and Public Health

Introduction Patents and public health is the most relevant topic of discussion when the whole world is fighting against the global pandemic, Covid-19. It is no doubt that granting patent protection to a drug is important and serves many purposes, but can we put the lives of millions of people at stake in this time … Continue reading Patents and Public Health

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Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

Under the pre-2004 provisions of the Patents Act, section 55 of the Patents Act provided that an application may be made to court for the grant of a license after 3 years from the date of the grant of a patent, or 4 years from the date of filing of the patent application, whichever is … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

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