• Human gene patents: Placing the Helix in the Indian Patent Act, 1970

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Jwala D. Thapa is a Research Associate in the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. She has previously worked as a Judicial Clerk in the office of Hon'ble Justice Ashok K. Ganguly, Supreme Court of India.)


Inventions based on human genetic material are one of the most controversial in the law relating to patents world over due to various ethical and moral considerations. However, they are granted in many jurisdictions. The author, through this book tries to analyse the patentability of these inventions under the Indian patent regime which underwent significant changes after India became a Member of the WTO and ratified the TRIPS Agreement.

MATERIAS: Intellectual Property Law, Patents