Law & Access to Medicine

Law & Access to Medicine

Why the recently proposed Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019 is a step back

Proposed amendments fall foul of the spirit of transparency that India must uphold

July 26,2019

Law & Access to Medicine

Big win for affordable medicine

Delhi High Court allows the export of patented drugs for tests and regulatory approval

April 27,2019

Health Rights

Inside the Leprosy Home in Delhi

In January this year, a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court by one such inmate, Rajeev Kumar, seeking rehabilitation of the leprosy patients rendered homeless after its August judgment. Post the judgment, Kumar, along with 40 other inmates, was back to begging on the road. A week later, the Court granted the inmates temporary relief by ordering the Delhi government to accommodate everyone back in the premises of the HLTB. However, the inmates say that nothing has happened till now.

February 14,2019

Law & Access to Medicine

Draft Patent Amendment Rules, 2018: Comments

The Lawyers Collective and Medecins Sans Frontieres—Access Campaign  welcome the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s (DIPP) initiative to seek views and comments on its “Draft Rules” (see below) to further amend the Patent Rules, 2003. We would like to submit our comments jointly on the Draft Rules (see below), particularly on Rules pertaining to patent prosecution highway and constitution of a two-member bench to dispose applications filed under section 25(1) of the Patents Act, 1970 (the Act).   

January 9,2019