Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during an election campaign (Source:PTI)

Election 2019: Congress Will Work To Strengthen Patent Laws, Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the party will work towards strengthening the patent laws in the country and will also form a patent bank through which businessmen would easily get the technology at low prices.

“Congress will work towards strengthening patent laws. We will help Indian researchers and inventors in getting international patent protection,” Gandhi said in a Facebook post.

He added, “We will also create a patent bank, through which the businessmen would be able to get patent technology at low prices.”

On Thursday, food and beverages giant PepsiCo India had said that it will withdraw its lawsuit against four Gujarat potato farmers accused of infringing its patent.

Also read: PepsiCo To Withdraw Lawsuit Against Gujarat Potato Farmers

PepsiCo in April sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.

India-domiciled companies filed over 4,600 patents in the U.S. between 2015-2018, a majority of which were from the technology domain, a report by industry body Nasscom said on April 26.