EU, Australia, Canada may follow India’s Patent Law

(The Economic Times, 4 April 2013) "India's strong stance on minor drug innovations could reverberate in national parliaments and courthouses of the developed world as Australia, the EU and Canada get ready to discuss and ban patent protection for frivolous improvements. A top Australian government body on Wednesday asked for changes in its patent laws relating to drugs saying that the indiscriminate grant of patents to incremental innovations should be checked and that an independent review should be set up to vet these proposals."