Justice Prabha Sridevan

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Justice Prabha Sridevan


Justice Prabha Sridevan served as a judge of the Madras High Court between 2000 to 2010. As a judge, Sridevan issued decisions in a range of cases, including Novartis v Union of India in 2007, where she ruled against Novartis and held that India’s section 3(d) of the Patents Act was constitutionally valid. After her retirement, Sridevan was appointed as the chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal (IPAB) between 2011 and 2013. At the IPAB, Sridevan upheld India’s first compulsory licence order in favour of generic manufacturer Natco against Bayer.