A compulsory license is granted by the Indian government to an applicant or a third person to make, use, and sell a patented invention without the consent of the patentee on certain grounds. The grounds are mentioned above. The sole objective behind introducing the provision of compulsory licensing was to
Further, section 92 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 talks about grant of a compulsory license by the Controller, on issuance of a notice by the Central Government in the Official Gazette, in certain special circumstances i.e either national emergency, extreme urgency or public non-commercial use. Section 92 (A) talks about granting of compulsory license for manufacture and export of patented pharmaceutical product to other countries which have insufficient supply of the said patented product to address their public health problems, provided such countries also provides similar provision to India and has allowed importation from India.