Basheer is the founder of Spicy IP.
Free competition and access to knowledge have been the default legal norm for many a nation.
Government privileges the private over the public, preferring trade to health
Government has been speaking in two tongues on intellectual property.
IP rankings are politically motivated and express a clear preference for ‘faith’ over ‘facts’
Whittling away of innovator vs generic divide brings its own challenges.
The pharmaceutical industry needs to shed its archaic blockbuster model.
Supreme Court's ruling should begin a debate on a more optimal patents regime
A society where private commercial gain trumps the larger public interest in promoting educational access can never be a fair one
Turf wars over legal education have done little to improve its standards
Compulsory licence can go a long way to ensure access to cheaper drugs
The Copyright Act protects Indian composers at home,but not abroad.
The Copyright Act protects Indian composers
at home,but not abroad
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