India and the Patent Wars

India and the Patent Wars

0 Ungluers have Faved this Work
India and the Patent Wars examines struggles over patents and access to medicine among pharmaceutical producers, activists and others under a new global intellectual property regime. In the past two decades, intellectual property rights have expanded throughout the globe creating a world in which protections for patents and copyrights have increased and a growing range of knowledge and practices are claimed as property. Driving these changes are U.S. court decisions, the policies of multinational corporations, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Resistance to this regime has emerged in low-income countries among public health activists concerned about the rising cost of medicines for HIV/AIDS and indigenous peoples who now see their knowledge as vulnerable and pursue ownership claims for their medical and cultural practices.

This book is included in DOAB.

Why read this book? Have your say.

You must be logged in to comment.

Rights Information

Are you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an rights holder.


This work has been downloaded 273 times via ebook links.
  1. 2 - pdf (CC BY-NC-ND) at OAPEN Library.
  2. 38 - mobi (CC BY-NC-ND) at
  3. 92 - pdf (CC BY-NC-ND) at
  4. 37 - epub (CC BY-NC-ND) at
  5. 45 - pdf (CC BY-NC-ND) at OAPEN Library.
  6. 59 - pdf (CC BY-NC-ND) at OAPEN Library.


  • activism
  • Business & Economics
  • Business & Economics / Industries
  • Business & Economics / Industries / Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • India
  • Intellectual property
  • KUnlatched
  • medicine
  • pharmaceuticals


edition cover
edition cover
edition cover


Copy/paste this into your site: