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Patent manual causes debate in India

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

A draft of India’s new manual for patent examiners is causing controversy because of clauses dealing with the patentability of new drugs and software programs

IP India is holding a series of consultations on the manual. NN Prasad, joint secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion at the Ministry of Commerce, chaired the first meeting in Delhi on July 24. After the meeting,...

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