Lifecycle Management at risk? Will Asian countries follow India's 3(d) lead?
The Indian Economic Times newspaper has reported that at least 10 Asian countries may add a provision along the lines of India’s section 3(d).
The article quotes an official in the Indian ministry of commerce & industries as saying -â€œWe get a lot of enquiries from a host of countries
about the provision. The Philippines has already amended its law on similar
Chapter II of Part II of the Philippines Intellectual Property Code deals with Patentability. I haven’t seen an amendment to this Chapter which resembles section 3(d), but would be delighted to be pointed in the right direction.
Other countries named in the article included: the Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia,
Malaysia and Bangladesh.