A month or so ago, I’d sent around an email to our SpicyIP mailing group asking for inputs on a report on IP and public health (for the WHO India Office). The report (authored by some of the SpicyIP team) deals with patents for the most part, but also contains chapters on trademarks, copyrights and traditional knowledge/biodiversity. The idea was that it would serve as a basic primer for those interested in a quick overview of the key legal issues around IP and public health in India.
It’s near final now and we’ve uploaded the latest draft version on the SpicyIP website. Please click here to access the report. Would be great to have comments/inputs from our readers. In particular, we’d be grateful for references to leading cases that we may have missed (very likely that given that there may be important patent office rulings that are not immediately accessible). And for any pointers to errors or omissions in the report. Thanks!