Category: Patents

Intellectual Property of Singapore Launches ‘Patents Open Dossier’

In a bid to continue the growth of Intellectual Property regime in Singapore, the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has launched the Patents Open Dossier (POD) on July 24, 2017 [1] [3]. The recently launched POD is an online database, which provides a single point of access for individuals/innovators to access published patent documents. This … Continue reading Intellectual Property of Singapore Launches ‘Patents Open Dossier’

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GROUNDLESS THREAT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Introduction Infringement proceedings involve high costs of litigation in defending the same with the possibility that any temporary injunction granted in the due course thereof would lead to revenue loss, loss of employment and several other impediments to the business. Moreover, embroilment in infringement proceedings or the mere possibility thereof leads to disrepute of the … Continue reading GROUNDLESS THREAT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT

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Modification in procedure regarding examination of patent applications involving the use of biological material

The Biological Diversity Act (the BD Act) was enacted with the goal to provide for conservation of Biological Diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources. One of the provisions under the BD Act (section 6) relates to seeking prior permission … Continue reading Modification in procedure regarding examination of patent applications involving the use of biological material

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Compulsory licensing

Compulsory licenses are sovereign state authorizations which enable a third party to make, use, or sell a patented product without the consent of the patent holder. Provisions pertaining to compulsory licensing are provided for under both the Indian Patent Act, 1970, as well as the international legal agreement between all the member nations of WTO … Continue reading Compulsory licensing

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International Patent Drafting Competition

Patents are a major area of business proficiency nowadays and recently in India too, it has become as important as marketing, finance, corporate governance, and manufacturing economics. India’s growing R&D operations have taken a beating due to lack of in-house professionals to file patents applications. Even then, the numbers clearly indicate that there is a … Continue reading International Patent Drafting Competition

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Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Patent Act similar to other countries jurisdictions excludes certain subject matter from protection under patent. Such subject matter is defined under section 13(1) of Malaysia’s Patent Act. The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia. This non-patentable subject matter in Malaysia affects the … Continue reading Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

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IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has received unanimous international endorsement to be designated as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority[1] (ISA/) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an agreement administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In her presentation, IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago noted that the IPOPHL has … Continue reading IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

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Patent Filing Procedure: Vietnam

Step 1: Filing: Who may apply: Article 86 and 89: Authors who have created inventions with their own efforts and expenses Organizations or individuals who have supplied funs and material facilities to authors in the form of job assignment or hiring unless otherwise agreed by the involved parties. Foreign nationals residing permanently Foreign organizations having … Continue reading Patent Filing Procedure: Vietnam

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Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

The Biological Diversity Act of 2002 (BDA) is a piece of Indian legislation which came into being in response to compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to which India is a ratified member. In fact, India has taken the lead among developing and developed nations both in introducing a substantive legislation in conformance … Continue reading Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

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Can non-compliance of mandatory provisions under the patents act, 1970 land you behind the bars?

Technically YES. The Patents Act, 1970 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) is a piece of legislation, penalties under which are largely civil in nature, such as fines, award of monetary damages, injunction, loss of patentee rights including compulsory licensing, abandonment of application or revocation of a patent. However, violation of certain provisions, such as … Continue reading Can non-compliance of mandatory provisions under the patents act, 1970 land you behind the bars?

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