Traditional knowledge and its applications, if well established through relevant literary presentations and...

Traditional knowledge and its applications, if well established through relevant literary presentations and documentations, should form part of prior art.

If that were the case, it becomes questionable to approve a patent on a well documented prior art material.

We can take the example of Turmeric. A patent that was granted in 1995 was revoked in 1997 for the above-mentioned reason.

Originally shared by The Economic Times

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