Month: March 2013

Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

On 19 March, 2013, in a closely divided 6-3 judgment in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley, the U.S. Supreme Court held that copyright law could not be used to prevent parallel importation into USA for works that are made outside USA. The facts of the case are as follows: In 1997, a student named Supap Kirtsaeng, … Continue reading Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

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What is a Priority Date of a Patent of Addition?

This Article would not discuss as to what is a patent of addition, when does it expire etc., answers to which are clearly mentioned in the Indian Patents Act. Briefly to sum up, a Patent of addition can be filed at any time either before or after the grant of a main application for an … Continue reading What is a Priority Date of a Patent of Addition?

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Depository Material

Indian Patents Act provides an applicant to deposit a biological material in support of the Indian patent application. It is an exigent via which an applicant can cure what might otherwise be a conceivably fatal defect in a patent application or even for an issued patent. A “biological deposit” can, in that case, fulfil the … Continue reading Depository Material

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