Sunday, 4 December, 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.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.