Society must take a view on GM mustard: scientist

“The commercial release of genetically modified mustard wasn’t merely a scientific issue but a ‘socio-political one’ that required the understanding of a wide section of society,” K. VijayRaghavan, 64, Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) said in an interview. He was formerly Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, that had funded the development of the seed.

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‘We have a lot of economic friction’

The Trump administration is taking a different approach to answering India’s economic questions, feels Alyssa Ayres

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IP Market Expansion: Need a robust IPR ecosystem

Creative India, Innovative India” is the goal that India wishes to achieve. Strengthening the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights will help expand the market. To achieve this, India has been making continuous efforts to alleviate problems so that we can promote creativity, innovation and commercialisation of IP.

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‘India’s IPR policy will drive a new focus on empowering domestic innovators’

Issues like curbs on patent eligibility, compulsory licensing need to be addressed: Global Innovation Policy Centre’s V-P

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Medicine patent draft policy set to go to Cabinet

The draft policy covers only the first phase of the government’s overhaul of its intellectual property regime

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google spent nearly $50 million – a record – to influence the U.S. government in 2017

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google cumulatively racked up a roughly $50 million tab fighting off President Donald Trump and an onslaught of new federal regulations last year – a reflection that the tech industry is increasingly under political siege in the nation’s capital.

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How International IP Policy Reconfigured National Politics: An Interview With Prof. Ken Shadlen – Intellectual Property Watch

The recently published book Coalitions and Compliance by Professor Ken Shadlen of the London School of Economics examines how international changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to intense pressures regarding intellectual property rights. These pressures have been exceptionally controversial in the area of pharmaceuticals.

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The U.S. Needs to Make IP Policy a Priority, Now – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

American innovation leadership is slipping. The timing is right for integrated innovation/IP policy that businesses, government and consumers all can believe in. Once regarded as a copycat, counterfeiter and patent infringer, China is now threatening U.S. IP superiority with a flood of inventions and a superior system for resolving disputes.

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