Thursday, February 02, 2006

More Judge Whyte in India reports that Judge Whyte is part of a team of visiting "eminent personalities" calling for the implementation of a patents act in India. Other members of the team include Professior Martin Adelman, Judge Randall Rader, Professor Ananda Chakrabarty and Judge Dalia Dorner of Israel.

The eminent personalities noted:

huge investments are put in by the originator and it is only just that competitors do not make unfair commercial use of it, they contended.
lauded the setting up of an intellectual property law school at IIT, Kharagpur, which would turn out technocrats who would also be fully-qualified advocates well conversant with patent laws.

called for setting up of specialised courts for dealing with intellectual property issues on the lines of those already in existence in Japan, Thailand, Korea and Australia.

emphasised the importance of avoiding litigations on patent issues as they take a long time to be settled in courts besides involving huge costs.

An article at is linked here.

1 comment:

Empiricum said...

The junket.. er, confab... will not be complete unless the panelists teach their host the rudiments of outsourcing, patent infringement and other forms of IP piracy, cartel and anti-trust. And, of yes, do not forget to go to Agra. Taj Mahal should be nice this time of the year.

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