The harbinger of India’s IPR Policy is the latest to be mired in a plagiarism row. Allegations have been levied against the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion for plagiarizing several portions in the recently released consultative paper on Standard Essential Patents.
I did’nt have the chance to dig deeply into the paper (being swamped with my own research paper! ). If true, this is reflective of a very disturbing trend. Coming up with something original is arduous but giving credit not so much.