An interested reader commented on the post in which I expressed approval for the decision of the Indian Government to not oppose the European Patent, now owned by Monsanto, that used Nap Hal. The reader raised several points that I would like to address. I also hope that it evokes more discussion on this topic area.
(Sidebar - there are currently 5 parties opposing this patent, including Greepeace and the European Flour Milling Association)
A reader has kindly informed me that the on-line database of Indian Patents is not provided by the Indian Patent Office. Rather, the database is provided by the Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC).
PFC was set up in 1995 by Department of Science and Technology under the auspices of the autonomous organisation Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).No tags for this post.