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Vol. 1 (2005)

Intellectual Property And India’s Development Policy

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

As India wades into the 21st century, we are faced with a strategic choice about how we imagine and institutionalise new modes of regulation of access, control and production of information, knowledge and cultural resources. The rapid legislative activity on intellectual property, most recently the Patent (3rd Amendment) Act, 2005, has so radically shifted the goalposts of the debate that we are still to catch our breath! This essay is an exercise in deep breathing and careful reasoning to relieve us from our present breathless state.


College Teaching Fellow in Law, Pembroke College, University of Oxford; B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) ’97, National Law School of India University; B.C.L. ’98, D. Phil Candidate, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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