Protecting Innovations: The Role of Patents in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • R Ranga Priya and Aarathi Namboodiri
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  • R Ranga Priya

    Student at Sastra deemed University, Thanjavur, India

  • Aarathi Namboodiri

    Student at Sastra deemed University, Thanjavur, India

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Intellectual property rights (IPR) have become crucial for conserving innovation, facilitating R&D, and ensuring fair competition in the rapidly evolving field of medicine. This paper aims to place particular emphasis on the role of patents in the protection of the pharmaceutical industry. Since it stimulates innovation, investment, and creativity along with offering incentives to produce innovative medications and therapies, patent protection is a prerequisite for the perpetual growth of the pharmaceutical sector. This paper aims to study how patents, on the one hand, guarantee and regulate access to reliable and effective medicines, and the other hand foster creativity and innovation. The study also aims at how patents can be an integral tool to promote Research and development in the Pharmaceutical Industry, which in turn can be used for providing patients with quality drugs and a committed medical system along the continual evolution of the healthcare industry. It also aims at how this protection is of significance for the producers in the pharmaceutical industry, in terms of monetary and non-monetary benefits.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2491 - 2497


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