[Ip-health] FW: The Dangers of the Indian Government's Flirtation with U.S. Pharma and the Risks for India's Coherent, Pro-Public Health IP Policy

Michael H Davis m.davis at csuohio.edu
Tue Oct 7 05:29:11 PDT 2014


This is such an old and universally rejected IP canard it is slightly embarrassing to hear the US is still using it.

The fact is that whether a country's patent system, especially of a less developed country, will attract industry or not is clearly that it won't. An inventor in India will still benefit from all the other country's patent systems whether or not his home country grants patents. Patent availability is not premised on residence nor the patent system any other country.

Thus if a company is attracted by India's economy or labor force or technical competence, its decision to invest could not reasonably be related to India's patent system. It will all enjoy all the international patent protections it would have had if it commercialized elsewhere.

The use of this argument reflects pharma's basic dishonesty and scorn for the public.

Mickey Davis


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-------- Original message --------
From: "Baker, Brook"
Date:10/07/2014 2:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: IP-health ,iplusa ,healthgap at lists.critpath.org,internationaltreatmentpreparedness at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Ip-health] FW: The Dangers of the Indian Government's Flirtation with U.S. Pharma and the Risks for India's Coherent, Pro-Public Health IP Policy


...U.S. business interests and government officials are trying to sell the idea that heightened intellectual property protections in India are

essential to foreign investment, innovation, and achievement of public health goals.

Instead, heightened intellectual property rights will make India consumers captive to Big Pharma?s extortionate pricing....

Unfortunately, the joint communiqué issued at the end of Prime Minister Modi?s US visit shows deference by the US and Indian

governments to Big Pharma's pressure...


The Dangers of the Indian Government's Flirtation with U.S. Pharma and the Risks for India's Coherent, Pro-Public Health IP Policy

Professor Brook K. Baker, Senior Policy Analyst Health GAP

October 5, 2014

http://www.equilibri.net/nuovo/articolo/dangers-indian-governments-flirtation-us-pharma-and-risks-indias-coherent-pro-public-health



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