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History and Evolution of Patent Law

Chapter Objectives:

As we have studied the importance of intellectual property rights, we know that this form of property plays an important role in the technological progress of the country. This is the reason why different countries have different patent laws. The patent laws have witnessed revolutionary changes across the world in the past several decades. In this chapter we will study the concept of origin of patents, evolution of patent laws, Indian patent laws with several amendments, international conventions, treaties and legislative framework, and the patent laws prevailing in various other countries. The chapter also summarizes the difference between patent laws of other countries with reference ...

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