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Report Shows World’s Weakest IP Environments

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There is clear link between a country’s rate of economic development and the strength of its intellectual property laws. This is particularly true in knowledge-intensive sectors such as biopharmaceuticals. The good news is that some mature and emerging economies are making growing use of patent systems to facilitate biotechnology research and commercialization. The bad news is that a number of countries, including India, China, Brazil and Canada, have established bureaucratic and burdensome hurdles to patentability. Read More >

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India’s IP Policy: India’s Lead Biotech Innovator Expresses Concern

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson and managing director of India’s largest biotechnology company Biocon, expressed concern with India’s innovation environment in a recent interview with Livemint.  When asked if the Indian government fosters innovation Ms. Shaw responded: “I am very concerned about the wrong signals we are sending to the world. We have not done anything substantial to build India as a strong global economy. We have wasted a lot of opportunities. We behave like the world Read More >

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BIO Joins Alliance for Fair Trade with India

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BIO recently joined the Alliance for Fair Trade with India along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, Solar Energy Industries Association, and others. The new Alliance website states: Over the last year, policymakers and courts in India have engaged in a persistent pattern of discrimination that is hurting a wide range of manufacturing and services industries and jobs in the United States. India has recently mandated domestic content rules that Read More >

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Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources: India Misses the Mark

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India recently asked the global community for comments on its “Draft Guidelines for Processing of Patent Applications Relating to Traditional Knowledge and Biological Material.”  BIO was very active in their support of the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity and “believes that a practical and workable Access and Benefit Sharing regime will benefit both the owner and the user of genetic resources and help countries to utilize their resources to develop their economies.”  BIO Read More >

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BIO India Hosts Biopharmaceutical Regulatory and Policy Roundtable

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During last week’s BIO India International Conference, BIO, in partnership with the Association of Biotech-Led Enterprises (ABLE) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) held a roundtable to discuss ways that U.S. and Indian industry can work together to facilitate the development of new biotechnology products and commercialization. Participants in the roundtable represented U.S. and Indian industry, academia, and government and shared their views on critical issues important to the development of the Indian biotechnology Read More >

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