Hosur Road, the traffic-choked artery connecting Bangalore to its tech-heavy suburb Electronics City, is lined with the gleaming modern campuses of multinational and local companies — and the occasional cow. International Business Machines Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are near the headquarters for Wipro Ltd. and Infosys Technologies Ltd., two of India’s largest IT firms.

Biocon Ltd., India’s largest biotech company, has a much more modest building down the road. But thanks to the country’s 2005 Patents Amendment Act, that may soon change.

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