Month: February 2012

EULA-Look before You Leap!

Ever wondered what is the never ending excruciating agreement that pops up just before you are all set to make an e-mail account, install an application or download software? Apparently, all of us click the “I agree” option without paying much heed to what the agreement says. But, this seemingly impenetrable legal jargon is much … Continue reading EULA-Look before You Leap!

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Opposition against Monsanto’s European Patent on a virus resistant Melon Plant variety

Dr. Vandana Shiva, an Indian Environmental Activist has lent her support to “No Patent on Seeds”, a European coalition, in opposing the European Patent EP1962578 granted to Monsanto in May 2011. The Patent claims a melon variety having resistance to Curcurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus (CYSDV) with virus resistance traits taken from melon varieties found … Continue reading Opposition against Monsanto’s European Patent on a virus resistant Melon Plant variety

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How to Best Protect Patents on New Synthetic Processes and Intermediates in United States: Understanding “Material Change” exception

Here I present another Practice Pointer series, useful for Indian API manufacturers (or to that matter for any country) who are innovating and patenting new and economical processes and novel intermediates thereof and want to capitalize on US Market. The Article will discuss the infringement under the United States Process Patent Legislation and judicial decisions … Continue reading How to Best Protect Patents on New Synthetic Processes and Intermediates in United States: Understanding “Material Change” exception

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Practice Pointer: Form 27 Requirement in India (Statement Regarding the Working/Non-Working of Issued Patents)

It is needless to say that one core mandate of protecting one’s intellectual property is to promote the progress of science for the benefit of humankind. At the same time, it is also important to ensure that a patentee’s right of excluding others from making, selling, using, offering to sell, and importing the protected subject … Continue reading Practice Pointer: Form 27 Requirement in India (Statement Regarding the Working/Non-Working of Issued Patents)

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