ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Strengthening Indias Patent System-Implications for Pharmaceutical Sector

Strengthening Indias Patent System-Implications for Pharmaceutical Sector

This paper examines the factors behind the current demand for strengthening the Indian patents system and the effect of such strengthening on the pharmaceutical sector. Against the background of their study of these issues, the authors attempt to arrive at policy conclusions and to answer the following questions: (i) Should India amend its Patents Act, join the Paris Convention or toe the Dunkel line? (ii) If the Patents Act is to be amended, what are the modifications needed? And (iii) what policy changes are needed in the context of the pharmaceutical sector specifically?

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