Indian patenting activity in international and domestic patent system: Contemporary scenario

Bhattacharya, Sujit; Garg, K. C.; Sharma, S. C.; Dutt, Bharvi
May 2007
Current Science (00113891);5/25/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p1366
Academic Journal
A detailed assessment of Indian patenting activity over the period 1990-2002 was undertaken by (a) examining patents granted by the US, European and Indian Patent Office; (b) delineating patents under various types, i.e. entity-wise (Indian organizations, foreign R&D centres in India, resident individuals), proprietary protections (utility, design, plant patents), organization-wise (industry, research organizations, specialized institutions, etc.), industrial sector-wise, category-wise (process/product), etc.; (c) assessing impact through citation analysis, and (d) benchmarking with patents activity of some developed and developing countries. Patent filing through the Patent Cooperation Treaty and patenting during the period 2003-04 in the US was analysed. The strategic options for commercialization of patents were also investigated. Recommendations have been given for strengthening the patenting activity in the country.


Related Articles

  • Developing world gets patent aid. Butler, Declan // Nature;2/7/2002, Vol. 415 Issue 6872, p563 

    Reports on plans for the establishment of the international organization Management of Intellectual Property in Health Research & Development, aimed at assisting governments in developing countries to negotiate better patent deals for drug access. Major financier of the organization; Estimated...

  • Product Patents on drugs and Medicines - A critique. Patil, Dinesh kumar D. // Indian Streams Research Journal;Aug2012, Vol. 2 Issue 7, Special section p1 

    India has shifted to a new product patent regime from process patents which was considered as a transition period from 1995-200, All the developing countries and least developed countries were under an obligation to amend the Patent Laws in their respective countries to meet the norms of minimum...

  • Report from India. Wan, Jane // BioPharm International;Oct2012, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p11 

    The article focuses on the patent laws and its protection in India. It informs that India has enforced strict patent laws as compare to other countries such as South Africa due to which foreign people are facing difficulties in the review of patent tracking process. It also informs that for...

  • Global Diseases, Global Patents and Differential Treatment in WTO Law: Criteria for Suspending Patent Obligations in Developing Countries. Condon, Bradly; Sinha, Tapen // Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business;Fall2005, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p1 

    This article presents information on various mechanisms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) designed for implementing special and differential treatment in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to pharmaceutical patents. According to the...

  • A Developmental Approach to the Patent-Antitrust Interface. Cheng, Thomas K. // Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business;Fall2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p1 

    The article presents a set of guiding principles regarding the patent-antitrust interface in developing countries. It mentions that any credible approaches to the patent-antitrust interface in developing countries should incorporate development considerations. It highlights that developing...

  • International patent law-boon or bane of biotech? Basu, Paroma // Nature Biotechnology;Jan2005, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p13 

    This article investigates the potential impact of international patent law on the biotechnology industry in various developing countries. This month, India, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan and Qatar are all set to implement the World Trade Organization's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual...

  • Canada to allow production of generic AIDS drugs.  // Nature Reviews Drug Discovery;Nov2003, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p854 

    Reports that Canadian Prime Minister-elect Paul Martin, has endorsed plans for the federal government to excuse poor countries from patent rules. Allowance for Canadian generic-drug makers to supply cheap medicines to developing countries undergoing health crises; Deal of the World Trade...

  • Brazil Plans to Produce AIDS Drugs. Houlton, Sarah // Pharmaceutical Executive;Jan2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p22 

    This article reports that Brazilian government plans to break the patents on several AIDS medicines and begin manufacturing cheap generic versions locally. The country has been providing free antiretroviral medicines to HIV patients since 1997, the first developing country to do so. In the first...

  • Impact of WTO on the Indian pharmaceutical industry. Tannan, S. K.; Tannan, Prerna // Chemical Business;Apr/Jun2004, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p56 

    Discusses the impact of the amendments in the Indian Patent Act done to meet their obligations to the World Trade Organization on the pharmaceutical industry. Provisions under the Indian Patent Act 1970; Details of the Doha Declaration and its implementation addressing public health problems of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics