US Co Abraxiss patent application on cancer drug refused

Abraxine Bioscience Cancer drug patent application
Patent application filed by the US firm Abraxis BioSciences for their anti-cancer drug Abraxane, has been refused by the Indian Patent Office on the ground that, it lacks inventive step, and violates Section 3 (d) of the Indian Patent Act. Decision of Indian Patent Office will now be paving the way for generic companies to launch affordable versions in the domestic market. The US firm Abraxis BioSciences...

Ashoka Kumar Thakur v. Union of India

Supreme Court of India
A curious case of judicial indiscipline Gautam Mohanty, Student of Law, National Law University, Odissa The vicissitudes of the law of reservation were duly set about and demarcated in the case of Indira Sawhney v. Union of India1. The judgment of nine judges collectively with a majority upholding the provision of reservations to the Other Backward Classes to  the  extent of  27%  in central government...

Madras Bar Association v. Union of India

The recent trend of setting up tribunals in various sectors to lighten High Courts’ burden and speed up decisions suffered a setback again when the Supreme Court struck down the National Tax Tribunal Act on grounds that it encroached upon the power of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers. Madras Bar Association v. Union of India Issue arises before the Court pertains to the...

Common Cause v. Union of India

The most resonant judgment which the Apex Courtdelivered in the year 2014 was the one which cancelled around 200 coal mining licences, in Common Cause v. Union of India. It is the most important decision since its earlier judgment cancelling 2G spectrum licences. Brief Fact Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world. Industrial greatness has been built up...