Experts see ploy in US’ stand on patent issue
LiveMint Wall St Journal [India] – 25 March 2008

MUMBAI, INDIA: Indian patent experts see comments by US experts at a Chennai summit on intellectual property rights (IPR) as an indication of the hard stance the US is taking against efforts by countries such as India and Brazil to protect their indigenous biological resources and traditional knowledge from being exploited by firms based largely in Western countries. At the summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and sponsored by US industry lobby led by the George Washington University Law School (GWULS), a panel of US IPR law and industry experts suggested that developing countries such as India should not hold on to home-grown knowledge. Read the article…

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