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Indian Patent office rejects Patent claim over Abraxane

In a major setback, the Indian Patent Office denied a patent to an anti cancer drug Abraxane manufactured by US-Based Abraxis BioSciences. Here we will discuss the decision given by IPO at the back drop of the arguments advanced by the respective parties.  Background In a brief, Patent application no. 2899/DELNP/2005 filed by Abraxis Biosciences … Continue reading Indian Patent office rejects Patent claim over Abraxane

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Relief for Pfizer as IPAB stays Revocation on Drug Tolterodine

In a positive development for US drug giant Pfizer, the country’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has issued an interim stay on an order stated by the Indian Patent Office removing a patent of Pfizer, for its extended release drug Tolterodine (Detrol), which is used for treating old age patients who suffer from frequent urination. … Continue reading Relief for Pfizer as IPAB stays Revocation on Drug Tolterodine

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IPAB strengthening the Principles of Natural Justice

This article relates to a judgment of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (hereinafter IPAB) dated 20th January 2014 in the case “Abraxis BioScience LLC USA Vs Union of India” for a patent application no. 2899/DELNP/2005. The said patent application was rejected by Indian patent office. Thus being aggrieved by the rejection of the patent application by … Continue reading IPAB strengthening the Principles of Natural Justice

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Applicability of the principle “Proof of the right” to Conventional application

This article relates to a recent judgment of IPAB in the case “NTT DoCoMo Inc. Vs The Controller of Patents and Designs” for a patent application No. 794/CHE/2006 which was refused to proceed further by the Indian patent office. Brief summary of the case In summary, the application relates to “TRANSMISSION RATE CONTROL METHOD AND … Continue reading Applicability of the principle “Proof of the right” to Conventional application

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IPAB: Nature of Jurisdiction, Power and Authority

Akash Patel, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks at the nature of jurisdiction at the IPAB, its power and authority. In a judgment dated July 08, 2013, a larger bench of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (hereinafter read as IPAB) had decided on two important issues, one relating to IPAB’s power … Continue reading IPAB: Nature of Jurisdiction, Power and Authority

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Cadbury Loses Trade Mark Battle

  31st October, 2013 was a dooms day for Cadbury when it lost 4 of its éclair related trademarks on the basis of rectification petitions made by ITC. S. Usha, the Vice-Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), ordered with a direction to the Registrar of Trade Marks to remove the trade marks registered under … Continue reading Cadbury Loses Trade Mark Battle

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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. Brief summary of the case The patent application relates to “A New … Continue reading Examination Guidelines/Standards – Indian Patent Office

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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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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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