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Modi says ready to accept India-U.S. working group's IPR suggestions

Source: Reuters

27 Jan 2015

India is ready to accept suggestions made by a joint working group with the United States on intellectual property rights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conclave of Indian and U.S. 46 more words

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MSF response to Gilead announcement on inclusion of hepatitis C drug GS-5816 in voluntary licence

Source: MSF Access Campaign

27 Jan 2015

New Delhi/Geneva – 26 January 2015 – Gilead Sciences today announced it was expanding its existing voluntary licence agreement with eight Indian generic companies for sofosbuvir and ledipasvir to include its investigational compound GS-5816. 427 more words

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India's patent laws under threat?

Source: Times of India

January 24,2014

Setting up of a bilateral mechanism on intellectual property (IP) rights through the US-India trade policy forum and the new draft national IP policy championing IP as the only way to promote innovation have raised apprehensions among health activists that India might concede ground on IP during President Obama’s visit. 458 more words

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Modi urged to stand up to US pressure to change patent law

Source: Times of India

NEW DELHI: US Trade Representative meeting high-ranking Indian officials during his India visit is worrying public health activists that he will pressurise the government to weaken India’s patent law which is seen to be pro-public health, with in-built safeguards that prevent pharma companies from getting extensions on patents by tweaking existing molecules and claiming them to be innovation. 578 more words

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World backs India against ‘bully’ US

Source: Times of India

January 25,2015

NEW DELHI: Apprehensive of the US exerting pressure on India to dilute the public health safeguards in its patent laws, organizations from across the world have signed a global petition supporting India’s patent law and urging India to stand strong in the face of “US bullying”. 520 more words

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India's Patent Office Breaths New Life On The Production Of Hepatitis C Medication, Gilead Shot-Down In The Process

Source: The Science Times

22 Jan 2015

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that’s often associated with pandemic like outbreaks in third-world countries, due to the viruse’s communicably when sterilization practices aren’t enforced. 378 more words

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Guest post: India and bilateral investment treaties – are they worth it?

Source: Financial Times

22 Jan 2015

President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India is likely to kick-start stalled negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the US and India that has been under sporadic discussion since 2008, aimed at facilitating greater cross-border investment flows. 939 more words

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