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Bloggers drive Indian IPR agenda

Early this year, Shamnad Basheer, a young intellectual property consultant, pointed out on his blog that a crucial paragraph in the report on patents by the RA Mashelkar panel was an exact copy of someone else's research.  This is what prompted the former director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to withdraw the report in February.  Three months later, Basheer was at it again. As the government went into a tizzy over reports that some yoga postures had been patented in the US, he cleared the air by writing on his spicyipindia.blogspot.com that actually ...