In early November, we had reported that an IPR think tank has been constituted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to advise the Government on patent issues and to draft a national IPR policy for India; the think tank constitutes the following persons: Prathiba Singh, senior advocate; Punita Bhargava, advocate, Inventure IP; Unnat Pandit, Cadila Pharmaceuticals; Rajeev Srinivasan, director, Asian school of business; and Narendra Sabharwal, retired DDG, WIPO. The panel would be headed by Justice Prabha Sridevan, a former judge (Madras High Court) and former chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).
In pursuance of the proposed draft policy to be framed by the think tank, the Government, vide a notice dated 13th November, has invited comments from the public on the proposed draft IPR policy.
All comments are to be emailed to [email protected] by 30th November, 2014.
H/T: We would like to thank Ms. Jeena for bringing the DIPP notification to our attention.