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Indian Patents as Competitive Instruments-Dream and Reality

This paper attempts an evaluation of certain aspects of the working of the Indian patent system as embodied in the Act of 1970. It places the Indian patent system in the context of the global patent scenario; it also discusses the relative strengths and weaknesses of the system in respect of its encouragement of innovation and competitive process. The cases of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals have been taken up to highlight the position. The necessity of a rationally constructed innovation system for overcoming the lacklustre performance of the Indian patent system emerges out of the study.

Engineering Research Institutes, Technology Development and Economic Growth-A Case Study

This paper discusses some of the problems of local technological development and issues involved in the transfer of technology from the local R and D system to industry. It is a case study of the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) at Durgapur in West Bengal and its linkages with the engineering industry The objectives and working of CMERI since its inception are reviewed focusing on the difficulties of establishing linkages with the engineering industry especially with small engineering units in need of technological upgrada- tion. The emphasis is on some of the structural problems which lead to extremely tenuous linkages between research institutes and firms in India.

Indian Patents Act and Its Relation to Technological Development in India-A Preliminary Investigation

Technological Development in India A Preliminary Investigation Amiya Kumar Bagchi in collaboration with Parthasarathi Banerjee Uttam Kumar Bhattacharya The Indian Patents Act of 1970 embodied certain progressive suggestions in relation to industrial property rights.

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