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BIO Comments on Draft Patents (Amendment) Rule 2015

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide comments/suggestions of the stakeholders on the Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015 published by the Ministry of Commerce &amp; Industry.</div>

Dear Shri Aggarwal:
 
At the outset, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) greatly appreciates the
opportunity to provide comments/suggestions of the stakeholders on the Draft Patents
(Amendment) Rules 2015 published by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
 
BIO is a non-profit organization with a membership of more than 1,100 biotechnology
companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations
worldwide. BIO’s members are involved in the research and development of healthcare,
agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products. In India, BIO’s members
have partnered with Indian companies, built research facilities and are collaborating with its
research institutions. India itself, boasts over 350 biotechnology companies employing over
20,000 scientists and contributing over US$ 4 billion to the Indian economy.
 
In the enclosure, you will find our comments/suggestions for your kind consideration. We
hope that you would find these suggestions useful and relevant for finalizing the draft Rules.
We once again thank you for this opportunity and will be happy to assist with any further
inputs and information as may be required. In addition, we would be pleased to avail
ourselves of any future opportunities to provide input in person. 
 
Sincerely,
Lila Feisee
Vice President, International Affairs