Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Patents

Mansukh Mandaviya urges pharma industry to manufacture off-patent meds under Atmanirbhar Bharat

Speaking at the CII annual meeting Thursday, the Union health minister also spoke about the efforts to promote digitization & eSanjeevani that provides virtual medical consultations.

Invoking Patents Act for production of Covid vaccines, drugs can have consequences: Govt to SC

The Centre says it would be counter-productive to invoke the Patents Act now, especially when it was engaged at diplomatic levels to procure Covid vaccines and medicines.

Waiving patents isn’t enough to vaccinate the world

The pharmaceutical industry should be compensated for creativity and risk-taking, of course, and protected from theft.

Now is not the time to hanker for patents. WTO must waive IP rights on Covid vaccines

US, EU, Canada and other developed nations, with access to Covid-19 vaccines, must stop opposing India and South Africa's proposal to waive patent and intellectual property rights.

Why India’s patent waiver demand is putting pressure on Covid vaccine producers

India's proposal would require patent waiver remain in place until there’s widespread vaccination & majority of world's population has developed immunity.

Edison, Morse … Watson? AI poses test of who’s an inventor

The US patent office has been collecting comments on how to deal with inventions created using AI as the law says only humans can obtain patents.

Assam startup seeks patent for Bhut Jolokia tea, ‘perfect winter drink that tastes like fire’ 

Bhut Jolokia Tea is one of five flavours introduced by Aromica Tea, all meant to evoke different feelings with flavours as diverse as blueberry & dark chocolate.

Lucrative drugs like Viagra, Humira to lose patents but Indian pharma unlikely to gain

Indian pharma companies, which have dominated the world’s generic medicines market, are now hampered by Trump’s policies & lack of expertise in biologics.

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.