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India thwarts US company bid to patent pomegranate

23 December 2012

NEW DELHI: India has foiled an attempt made by a US company to claim a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the use of pomegranate for the treatment of ulcers.

….The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a unit of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research submitted prior art evidences in December 2010 in the form of  references in three books from   11th century to 20th century…..

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/India-thwarts-US-company-bid-to-patent-pomegranate/Article1-979897.aspx

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Written by csirindia

December 24, 2012 at 7:07 am

Posted in CSIR

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