At the twelfth EU-India Summit the Indian patent law was a central topic next to free trade-related issues. The patent-law expert Jens Christian Koch detects positive developments in this area. For instance, companies from abroad can now enforce their patent rights by means of interim injunctions. There are also transparent rules regarding patent suits. In his opinion the protection of ideas is currently developing in India at a fast pace. The new methods, however, have not been tested yet in practice.