Critique of New IPR Policy 2016

Sunil Mani’s critique of the new Intellectual Property Rights Policy 2016, designed to strengthen India’s IPR regime “to foster creativity and innovation,” indicates that it has put the interests of intellectual property owners, or global capital above that of public. Though some measures delineated in the policy are laudable, it is clear that the policy objectives are not evidence-based and are tailor-made to suit the requirements of the Western governments.