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  • Business

    Seven Decades of Grappling With Intellectual Property Issues in India

    Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas is well-researched and easy to read, especially for a non-legal audience. Analysis of the clause in India’s patent law that allows for rejecting patents on minor inventions that do not significantly improve efficacy – narrowly interpreted by the Supreme Court in the Novartis case as therapeutic efficacy – falls…

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  • Politics

    India at 70: Culture of One-Party Dominance Menacing Democracy

    Under the premiership of Narendra Modi, India’s culture of one-party dominance is violating both standard operating procedures and dharma to get the better of its political rivals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort, on the occasion of 71st Independence Day, in Delhi on August 15, 2017. Credit: pmoindia.gov.in Seventy years ago,…

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  • India

    Government of India issues rules for Internet Shutdowns

    It seems that the Ministry of Communications, on August 7th 2017, issued (and notified) rules for shutting of telecom services – and by extension, the shutting down of Internet services in India. The notification for the rules is available here, issued under the Telegraph Act. The Lowdown 1. Who can issue such an order? Central government:…

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