Category: Updates

Novartis case: Supreme Court’s historic decision on Section 3(d)

Anand Grover | Apr 2, 2013, 03.11 AM IST After 2005 India started granting product patents on medicines. However, Section 3(d), one of the safeguards introduced by Parliament, seeks to prevent patenting of new forms of known substances unless they exhibit enhanced efficacy. Were it not for section 3(d), the...

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When consent is key

22 February 2013, New Delhi, Tripti Tandon Non-consensual acts in a commercial context amount to rape: no second opinion about it! ‘When I say I didn’t consent to sex, they say you can’t be raped. But when I say I consented, they say you are being raped.’ This is the...

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Put an end to indignity

Anand Grover Marred by disruptions and adjournments by the Opposition, the monsoon session of Parliament was a complete washout with minimal business being conducted. While the government took decades to table the much-hyped Lokpal Bill in Parliament, one wonders when important legislation like the HIV/Aids  Bill, which aims to protect...

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