The Protection and Utilization of Public Funded Intellectual Property (PUPFIP) Bill, 2008, introduced in Parliament seeks to foster innovation and protect intellectual property of inventions, but can it have the same impact as the Bayh-Dole Act had in the US?
BioSpectrum takes stock of the pros and cons of the Bill, its current status and the debate surrounding it. The report also features articles by legal and intellectual property law experts on the PUPFIP Bill.
A Bill full of promises
Industry-academia tie-ups to foster innovation
Will it fast track research?
Will PUPFIP Bill inspire innovation?
A balancing art between commercial, basic research required
Rahul Dev, MS, MBA, LLB, patent & trademark attorney
Need to balance revenue generation, financial incentives
Mr Kanikaram Satyanarayana, head, intellectual property rights unit, Indian Council of Medical Research
A promising venture or a flawed legal transplant?
Mr Shouvik Kr Guha, BA, LLB, research associate
Role of law firms after Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill 2008 becomes an Act
Ms Sunita K Sreedharan, lawyer, patent agent & CEO, SKS Law Associates, New Delhi