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TKDL Outcomes against Bio-Piracy

Beginning July 2009, TKDL team has identified several patent applications at international patent offices like United States Patent and Trademark Office , European Patent Office (EPO), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), United Kingdom Patent & Trademark Office (UKPTO), IP Australia and Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM, India), with respect to Indian Systems of Medicine. In these cases, prior-art evidences from Traditional Knowledge Digital library have been filed at pre-grant stage under relevant provisions at these patent Offices. Success has been achieved in 219 cases where the patent applications have either been withdrawn/cancelled/declared dead/terminated or have had claims amended by applicants or rejected by the Examiner(s) on the basis of TKDL submissions. A list of these cases is as below:

TKDL Outcomes against Bio-Piracy
Patent Office No. of Cases
European Patent Office 129
United States Patent and Trademark Office 25
Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (India) 21
Canadian Intellectual Property Office 37
IP Australia 4
United Kingdom Patent & Trademark Office 3
Total 219