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India's Leftist Parties Urge Government To Delay Patent Reform

Law360 (November 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- India’s leftist parties, which oppose the government’s planned overhaul of the country’s patent law, have asked the government to hold off on passage of the legislation while awaiting an examination by a parliamentary panel.

In a policy statement, the leftist parties said that a January 1st deadline under a World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement should not be “used as a plea to hasten through legislation for which the country might have to pay a heavy price later.”

The leftist parties cautioned against the introduction of an...
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