Patent (Amendment) Act 2002 and Technological Innovation

The changes incorporated in the Patents Act, 1970 in 2002 undoubtedly crossed the t?s and dotted the i?s of the TRIPS agreement. A wonderful opportunity, however, was lost to garner the practical knowledge base of the vast technical human resource base of a billion plus country. In this respect the?utility model? type of industrial property protection requires to be given a serious thought to accelerate manufacturing sector growth.

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