Month: August 2015

“Well, You have not made out prima facie case for Compulsory License”: Notifies Rajiv Agarwal, Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, to Lee Pharma!

In a major update for the patent circle (and of course Pharma industry), reportedly, Lee Pharma, a Hyderabad based Indian pharma company, which had filed a Compulsory Licensing (CL) Application on June 29, 2015 in India, against one of the patented drug Saxagliptin of AstraZeneca (used for treating Diabetes Mellitus), has failed to make out … Continue reading “Well, You have not made out prima facie case for Compulsory License”: Notifies Rajiv Agarwal, Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, to Lee Pharma!

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Yippee..here comes the ‘Trade Marks Agent Exam’

Yes, you all read it right. Long waiting has come to an ending. Here is the link for the notification dated August 20th, which was published at the Indian Patent Office (IPO). Long (in fact too long) wait for the Trade Mark Agent Exam since 2010 (when it was held last) has come to an … Continue reading Yippee..here comes the ‘Trade Marks Agent Exam’

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Denial of Injunction on the grounds of Acquiescence and Delay by Plaintiffs: SRF Foundation v. Ram Education Society

Devina Choubal, an intern at Khurana & Khurana looks into grounds of denial of injunction by analyzing the recent case of SRF Foundation v. Ram Education Society. FACTS: ‘SRF Foundation’ plaintiff no.1 is a registered non-profit society engaged in several social and community work including running schools such as “The Shri Ram School”. The name/mark … Continue reading Denial of Injunction on the grounds of Acquiescence and Delay by Plaintiffs: SRF Foundation v. Ram Education Society

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OMG! Over 2.26 lakh patent applications pending with Patent offices in India for approval…Why? Shortage of professionals says Commerce and Industry Minister!

In worrying statistics, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as reported in a news article dated 31st July 2015, informed parliament in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that as many as 2, 26, 339 patent applications are pending for approval with various Patent offices in India due to shortage of professionals. She also … Continue reading OMG! Over 2.26 lakh patent applications pending with Patent offices in India for approval…Why? Shortage of professionals says Commerce and Industry Minister!

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Revocation of Valganciclovir patent by Controller of Patents, Chennai

Recently in a matter remanded from IPAB to Controller of Patents, Chennai, a decision of revoking Roche’s patent IN207232 for Valganciclovir was delivered after hearing both the parties. The subject patent was granted on January, 2009 followed which post grant oppositions were separately filed by CIPLA, Matrix, Ranbaxy and Bakul Pharma along with two NGOs … Continue reading Revocation of Valganciclovir patent by Controller of Patents, Chennai

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