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The Access Regime: Patent Law Reforms for Affordable Medicines

Feroz Ali

Abstract

India’s post-TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) patent law reforms, which incorporates a remarkable array of flexibilities is seen as a counter-harmonization measure in direct opposition to the dominant model of patent law pioneered by the United States. India’s response, which represents an alternative model of confirming to the TRIPS Agreement, has seen stiff resistance in the form of counter-provisions in Free Trade Agreements entered by the US and other countries. Historically, patent systems based on neo-liberalism, like the American model, favour individual pur ... More

Keywords: patent law reforms, pharmaceuticals, access regime, harmonization, patentability, TRIPS Agreement, nonobviousness, section 3(d), compulsory licences, pre-grant opposition

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463480.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Feroz Ali, author
Ministry of Human Resource Development Intellectual Property Rights Chair at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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