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Compulsory Licensing in Patent Legislation-Superfluous and Misleading

Compulsory Licensing in Patent Legislation Superfluous and Misleading Arvind Subramanian Compulsory licensing for non-working of patents was designed for a situation where the alternative to the local working of an invention was its importation. That is no longer the case. Today a realistic alternative is the efficient local manufacture by indigenous producers of the subject matter of patents through costless or cheap imitation or invention and/or innovation by domestic nationals.

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