Tag Archives: biotechnology

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Karnataka HC Stays Government Order Fixing Trait Value on Licensing of Bt Cotton


The author of this post is Rahul Bajaj, our first SpicyIP Fellow for 2016-17. In what will come as a huge relief to agricultural biotechnology companies, the Karnataka High Court has stayed the Central Government’s order dated March 8th, 2016, which slashed the royalty fee that agriculture biotechnology companies like Monsanto charge for the genetic modification of cotton seeds by a whopping 74%. As we’ve noted on this blog before, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a price control order on…


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Discussion Forum on Pharma Bio Patenting in Europe


The readers may be interested to know of a discussion forum that is soon going to be held on December 16, 2013 on the topic of ‘Pharma Bio Patenting in Europe’. The forum is going to be jointly hosted by the GNA Patent Gurkul (an institution headed by Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair that seeks to congregate law, science and management to unleash the patent realm providing the most awaited and much needed interface between industry and academia) and the Pravin…


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Manner of Manufacturing Life? Dimminaco and the Ghost of Ayyangar


This was the tacky title of my BCL thesis submitted at the University of Oxford several years ago. To make matter’s worse, I began with a quote from Nicole Kidman in “The Others” (a thriller from Alejandro Amenabar): “Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead.” As one might expect, it didn’t go down very well with my stiff examiners who decided to reward me with rather parsimonious grades. But thankfully, the Stanford…


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