Category: News & Updates

Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

1. The Indian Patent Office publishes list of all Applications related to Traditional Knowledge The Indian Patent Office makes available the list of the Patent Applications filed at the Indian Patent Office relating to the Traditional Knowledge here. The published applications are around 795 in number.  The List contains the Application Number, Date of Filing, … Continue reading Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

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Examination Guidelines/Standards – Indian Patent Office

This article relates to a recent judgment of IPAB for a patent application 2254/DELNP/2005 which was refused to proceed further by the Indian patent office. The judgment illustrates the mode in which decisions are established by the patent office during the examination/prosecution phase. Copy of the decision can be accessed here. Brief summary of the … Continue reading Examination Guidelines/Standards – Indian Patent Office

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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 – Being Held in Mumbai and Delhi

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 – Being Held in Mumbai and Delhi

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

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Spice Mobiles Ltd. and M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Vs Shri Somasundaram Ramkumar Revocation Proceeding for IN 214388

In a major decision, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on 1st June 2012 has revoked a patent IN214388 under section 57, 59 and 64(1)(e)(f) of Indian Patent Act, 1970. In this article, we would discuss certain aspects related to outcome of decision and some arguments put forth by the respondent during the trail. The … Continue reading Spice Mobiles Ltd. and M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Vs Shri Somasundaram Ramkumar Revocation Proceeding for IN 214388

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Tata Chemicals vs. Hindustan Unilever Limited Revocation Proceeding for IN 195937: Would compliance of Section 8 become a nightmare for Patent Applicants?

This article relates to a recent judgement of IPAB on 12’th July 2012 on revocation of an Indian Patent IN 195937, wherein certain interesting aspects relating to developing standards for revocation under Section 8 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 have been discussed and put forth, quite strongly!! Case Summary: In summary, the case relates … Continue reading Tata Chemicals vs. Hindustan Unilever Limited Revocation Proceeding for IN 195937: Would compliance of Section 8 become a nightmare for Patent Applicants?

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India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

In a promising move by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT) has issued new instructions for filing PCT National Phase Applications in India. The public notice was issued on July 02, 2012 and is in force since July 06, 2012. The copy of the notice can be accessed … Continue reading India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

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Setback for Force India

It seems like all is not well in the kingdom of the King of Good Times. Vijay Mallya, who is already facing a host of financial difficulties, with his airlines accumulating losses and statutory authorities putting pressure on the management to pay up the liabilities,has received yet another jolt. His F-1 team Force India lost … Continue reading Setback for Force India

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First Compulsory License Grant in India to Natco

The Controller General of India passed an order of compulsory license (CL) against Bayer’s patent on drug Nexavar on March 09, 2012, which is India’s first compulsory license and is resulting from India’s first CL application filed by Natco last year which was reported and discussed by us here. The complete CL order is available … Continue reading First Compulsory License Grant in India to Natco

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E-Filing of Trade Mark Application and Related Documents with Indian Trade Marks Registry to be made mandatory

Indian Trade Marks Registry has on 03rd November 2011, published on their website Gazette Notification dated October 13,2011 which states that after expiry of forty five days from the date (which falls on 18 Dec 2011) on which this notification is published, the e-filing of trade marks applications and related documents will be made mandatory … Continue reading E-Filing of Trade Mark Application and Related Documents with Indian Trade Marks Registry to be made mandatory

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