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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

As the title suggests, this article will ride you through interesting judgment given by Division Bench of Kolkata High Court recently in Tea Board, India vs. I.T.C. Limited upholding emphatically the earlier decision of the Single Judge. This is a very interesting decision, not just because it is the upholding of first ever decision given … Continue reading GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

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Nokia & IPCOM

The claimant, Nokia Corporation, seeks revocation of European Patent (UK) No. 1 841 268 (“the patent” or “268”) which belongs to the defendant IPCom. This action is yet another stage in the litigation which is pending in a number of jurisdictions in relation to the mobile telephony patent portfolio which IPCom purchased from Robert Bosch … Continue reading Nokia & IPCOM

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Are food recipes patentable in India?

A few days back, one of our clients came to us asking whether his new food recipe, which he claimed to be new, can be patented in India or not. The answer of course is yes, though depending on a number of factors which we discuss hereinafter. Patent Amendment 2005 of the Indian Patent Act … Continue reading Are food recipes patentable in India?

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Two Day International Symposium On Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios

IIPRD (Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development) is happy to announce its International Symposium on Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios. Presentation of all important patent issues such as identification of potential inventions, Biosimilar Legislation, preparation of claim sets, prosecution and examination practices, drafting of responses of Office Actions, ANDA Litigation, … Continue reading Two Day International Symposium On Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios

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One Day Symposium On Advanced Patent Issues Related To Software, Electronics, Telecommunication Business Methods & Network Computing With Focus on US, EP, and Indian Scenario

IIPRD (Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development) is happy to announce its International Symposium on Advanced Software, Electronics, and Business Method Patent issues. Presentation of all important Patent Issues relating to Prosecution and Enforcement Strategies, Identification of potential inventions, Types of claims allowed in each geography, and their relevance to the broadness of claims, … Continue reading One Day Symposium On Advanced Patent Issues Related To Software, Electronics, Telecommunication Business Methods & Network Computing With Focus on US, EP, and Indian Scenario

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Inventors, All Technologies Aren’t Worth Billions

Working in the IP/Technology Commercialization and Out-Licensing domain makes you assess and evaluate commercial viability of numerous IP backed inventions across technology domains.  Apart from learning about and assessing new technologies, we also tend to learn quite of lot about Inventors mindset, specifically about their perspective of their own inventions. This article relates to our … Continue reading Inventors, All Technologies Aren’t Worth Billions

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With newly amended Design rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

The Indian Design Act 2001 with some significant changes incorporated in the Amendment Rules, 2008 is serving its purpose well to keep pace with the rapid changes in the technology and international developments.  In view of the globalization of the economy, India is becoming a major hub in the field of industrial designs and Indian … Continue reading With newly amended Design rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

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IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana open Branch Office in Pune

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) along with its sister concern, an  IP Consulting Firm IIPRD announce that they have opened up a branch Office in Pune in wake of the rising client requirements and towards their goal of expanding their operations across India. K&K is one of the fastest growing full service … Continue reading IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana open Branch Office in Pune

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ENERCON INDIA LTD. (EIL) VS. ENERCON GMBH (EG)

This article is directed to interested persons who have not been regularly following the Enercon Case, one the few patent litigation battles which have seen the light of day and is setting new standards in decision making on issues relating to formality rejections and obviousness/inventive step issues. This article puts a quick snapshot of what … Continue reading ENERCON INDIA LTD. (EIL) VS. ENERCON GMBH (EG)

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Clear and Convincing …Says US Apex

This blog is just an update of the US Supreme Court hearing in the case “Microsoft Vs. i4i”.  For more details about the initial proceedings, please click here to visit my earlier blog “Clear and Convincing evidence” posted on January 10th 2011. The patent act indicates that issued patents are “presumed valid.” 35 U.S.C. § … Continue reading Clear and Convincing …Says US Apex

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