Patent Law In Times Of Pandemic: Ensuring Affordable Access of Drugs To All

This article seeks to understand the various ramifications of patent laws worldwide and its implications in India with respect to drugs and potential vaccines for COVID 19. It also tries to analyse from a legal point of view, the different elective approaches that have been accessible to Gilead and other expected partners to guarantee reasonable access of Remdesivir, and the inspiration towards embracing voluntary licensing models.

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Intellectual Property and The World of Web

Some years ago, countries of this planet decided to globalise with unprecedented pace but they were unaware of what was about to emerge from the pot of destiny. Globalization required newer ways of connectivity and so the advent of the Internet gave a completely new dimension to the same. In the 1990s world was observing the growth of the internet, it was expanding its scope, also in the same years of the ‘90s, various commercial and non-commercial activities were being facilitated through World Wide Web. Before the involvement of commercial activities on the internet, the internet was free from intellectual property issues. But the development of commercial activities in the internet spectrum not only saw the rise of intellectual property issues on a local stage but these issues became a regular theme of public policies globally.

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