Month: January 2017

Is Someone Trying To Steal Your Unique Idea?

Still Wondering how to Defend Your Idea?  A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to an inventor, allowing the inventor to exclude others from making, using or selling his or her invention in that country during the life of the patent. Exploitation of Patent Portfolio has become an industry in itself, especially with the cost of … Continue reading Is Someone Trying To Steal Your Unique Idea?

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India: Do we need Patent Term Extension and Non-Patent Exclusivities for Pharmaceuticals?

India, though in a phase of rapid economic development, still has the bane of poverty. In this country, around 22% of the population is Below the Poverty Line [1], and hence most of the nation’s policies are oriented towards the poor. India’s IP Policy is no different, as the IP legislature in India is mostly … Continue reading India: Do we need Patent Term Extension and Non-Patent Exclusivities for Pharmaceuticals?

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First Symposium of IIPRD in 2017

After successfully conducting several symposiums in 2016, IIPRD is coming up with one-day seminar on software and electronics patent portfolio with focus on preliminary preparation, prosecution, and litigation in India and US.  While the programme is being organized in Pune on February 23, the one in Bengaluru will be hosted February 24. The seminar is … Continue reading First Symposium of IIPRD in 2017

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Analysis of the rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India

We have been receiving requests from our Pharma clients/readers of the blog for the analysis of the decision/ facts that led to rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India since last year. Here is our take: Details of the Patent Application and important dates: Patent application number in India 2056/KOLNP/2010 Title of the invention … Continue reading Analysis of the rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India

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A Primer to Patent Application Drafting with special emphasis on standard practise(s) before the Indian Patent Office

An enforceable Patent being the key to effective Commercialization/Out-Licensing of any technology needs to be drafted well. No matter how good a technology is, if the description of the technical subject matter of a Patent is not enabling or fails to disclose all necessary embodiments, and in case the claims are narrowly drafted and do … Continue reading A Primer to Patent Application Drafting with special emphasis on standard practise(s) before the Indian Patent Office

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