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An Overview on the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951

The purpose of the Invention Secrecy Act, 1951 The Invention Secrecy Act was created to restrict the exportation of classified information that may be potentially detrimental to the security of the country. In other words, the Act enables governments to impose “secrecy orders” on a patent application that comprises of classified information that is sensitive … Continue reading An Overview on the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951

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Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

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New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

In one of our previous blogs, we covered about the changes introduced through the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 (“2020 Amendment Rules”) which came into force on October 20, 2020. Among other things, major change has been introduced with respect to the manner in which the statement of working of patent in Form 27 has to be … Continue reading New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

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Philips Files Patent Infringement Case Against Xiaomi

The Dutch technology company, Koninklijke Philips, has moved a patent infringement case against the Chinese Smartphone and Technology Company, Xiaomi, its affiliates, officers, or agents. In this case the Plaintiff has claimed that the Defendants have used the Plaintiff’s Universal Mobile Telecommunication Service (UMTS) enhancement technology such as High-Speed Packet Access  (HSPA), HSPA+, and LTE, … Continue reading Philips Files Patent Infringement Case Against Xiaomi

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Daedalus Blue Infringement Suit Against Oracle

The latest transaction of IBM where it divested a large chunk of assets from its portfolio to Daedalus Group LLC, headed by Ed Gomez a former Altitude Capital and Walker Innovation executive, for a hefty price of $9 million has stood out in particular because of the USPTO assignment document. The transfer of 500 US … Continue reading Daedalus Blue Infringement Suit Against Oracle

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Important Note On Recent Notifications Issued By Various IP Offices Of India In View Of Covid-19 Outbreak

Various Intellectual Property Offices of India recently issued certain notifications in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) outbreak in India. The notifications were issued between March 13, 2020 and March 19, 2020 primarily adjourning hearing and other proceedings originally scheduled till March 31, 2020. Provided herein below is a short summary of the developments … Continue reading Important Note On Recent Notifications Issued By Various IP Offices Of India In View Of Covid-19 Outbreak

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PPH- A Step towards Dilution of Indian Patent Regime?

India is a major hub for industrial activities and economic investments. Increased investments from foreign countries will surely boost India’s economy and facilitate a dynamic and fast-growing economic environment. In today’s world, Intellectual Property has emerged to be the most significant and valuable resource there is and India has recognized the same. Realizing the fact … Continue reading PPH- A Step towards Dilution of Indian Patent Regime?

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Scope Of Discretionary Powers Of The Controller Under Section 80, Patents Act

“Audi alteram partem” It is a famous Latin phrase and literally translates as “listen to the other side”. Other than being a famous Latin phrase, the same is also one of the two fundamental principles of natural justice. The aim of natural justice is to ensure fairness and remove arbitrariness. This doctrine dates back hundreds … Continue reading Scope Of Discretionary Powers Of The Controller Under Section 80, Patents Act

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To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

The granting of secondary use patents in the pharmaceutical industry has become more prominent after the negotiations of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995. More and more secondary use patents have been granted, especially in developed countries. But, on the flip side, some firms tend to take advantage of secondary use patents in order to extend … Continue reading To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

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How Do Virtual Businesses Ensure Intellectual Property Protection?

INTRODUCTION Intellectual Property as we can derive from the term, is any asset that is the creation of human intellect. It is intangible in nature and every original creator of such property has the right to protect the same. This idea has facilitated the evolution of the Intellectual Property protection regime and laws. While in … Continue reading How Do Virtual Businesses Ensure Intellectual Property Protection?

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