Patent Law in Times of Pandemic Ensuring Affordable Access of Drugs to All

Avinash Kumar and Anushka Sarathe
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Volume II – Issue I, 2020

This article seeks to understand the various ramifications of patent laws worldwide and its implications in India with respect to drugs and potential vaccines for COVID 19. It also tries to analyse from a legal point of view, the different elective approaches that have been accessible to Gilead and other expected partners to guarantee reasonable access of Remdesivir, and the inspiration towards embracing voluntary licensing models. It seeks to understand if intellectual property (IP) protection will be a hindrance to affordable drugs to all. At last, authors have laid out numerous options at the disposal of Indian Pharmaceutical Companies and the government for the welfare of masses at large.


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