India Eyes Patent Reforms Without Industry Input

Law360, New York (July 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- India’s government plans to introduce sweeping patent reforms in Parliament without incorporating any of the recommendations suggested by industry and trade groups, an Indian newspaper reported.

The Patents Third Amendment Bill was introduced in the Parliament in December of last year. However, it lapsed due to the change in government and is now being re-introduced, according to the Economic Times of India.

The National Working Group on Patent Laws and the Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology said in a statement that the bill fails...
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