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India may win patent claims due to Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: Manmohan Singh

16 October 2012

HYDERABAD: India could win 105 claims on international patents due to its Traditional Knowledge Digital Library(TKDL), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here today, opening the high-level segment meeting at the Conference of Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity.

“We decided to build this knowledge database because of the patent on the use of neem extract in Europe and another patent on the use of turmeric as a healing agent. Since then, because of this database, over 1000 cases of biopiracy have been identified and over 105 claims withdrawn or cancelled by patent offices,” he said………..

Read more: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-10-16/news/34498963_1_traditional-knowledge-digital-library-patent-examiners-patent-offices

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October 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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