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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week Intellepedia Publication Date: 16th November 2020 RGNIIPM will be hosting a series of online webinars on IPR for a period of one week from 14th December 2020. The webinars cover a wide range of topics like – Patent filing process and PCT, Patent Search, Filing and processing of Trademark & GI applications, Filing and processing of Copyright and Designs. As per the public notice issued on 12th November 2020, all participants will be awarded a certificate. You may click here for more information on the webinars. Patent Rules amended second time this year, major changes...

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Delhi High Court Patent Rules: Comments

DELHI HIGH COURT PATENT RULES

The Delhi High Court published the draft of the proposed High Court of Delhi Rules governing Patent Suits, 2020 on 9th of October 2020 and has invited comments regarding the same. The rules are proposed to be issued under Section 158 of the Patents Act. In the context of ambiguities surrounding Patent litigation in India, these rules are a welcome step towards clarity and certainity with respect to the procedure. A copy of the rules may be viewed here Some comments and observations of BananaIP's Patent department with respect to the rules are provided here under, for the benefit of our...

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HIGH COURT OF DELHI RULES GOVERNING PATENT SUITS, 2020

HIGH COURT OF DELHI RULES GOVERNING PATENT SUITS, 2020

The High Court of Delhi has published a draft of the proposed “The High Court of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020” for comments and suggestions from the members of the bar. The framing of Rules is under Section 158 (Power of High Courts to make rules) of the Patents Act, 1970. The proposed rules may be accessed at http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/Upload/PublicNotices/PublicNotice_G3SK9Q0PX99.PDF. Comments and suggestions may be sent to the office of the Registrar General of the High Court of Delhi by e-mail to jr- [email protected] before 6th November 2020.   Introduction: By virtue of powers conferred on the High Court under Section 158 of...

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Online Education and Intellectual Property Issues

Online Education and Intellectual Property Issues

Owing to the COVID crisis, several educational institutions have moved from face to face teaching to online teaching. Institutions and teachers have made several changes to the standard teaching methodology in order to transition to the   online environment. While some changes are driven by   technology limitations, others are based on intellectual property concerns. As of now, there is no  circular, notification, or guideline from the Government of India that provides solutions to the copyright and other IP issues applicable to online education. However, several private initiatives have  responded to the need, which have resulted in guides for handling IP issues,...

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Register for a Free Webinar on Intellectual Property For StartUps – July 17th, 2020

The Business of Intellectual Property For Start-ups

Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value  assumes higher importance  during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the  crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened   new avenues to  innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive. In order to  build IP and take advantage of it, Start Ups must know what IP they have, how to protect/build it, and...

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BananaIP’s Sr Partner – Mr. Nitin Nair delivers a talk on “Introduction to Patents and the Patent process” at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

Introduction to Patents and the Patent process

[slideshare id=235616508&doc=kristujayanthipatents11062020-200615072101] Nitin Nair Senior Partner Nitin Nair works as a senior partner at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a premier IP Firm based out of Bangalore. He heads the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Telecom Technology, Electronics / Electrical and IT/Software Patent Practice of the Firm. Prior to joining Brain League, now BananaIP, Nitin worked in wireless communications research in the United States. Nitin holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, USA, and is a registered patent agent. Read more...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

With the objective of promoting generation of inventions that can help in the fight against COVID-19, BananaIP earlier launched a free patent program for inventors of personal protection equipment, especially masks. We are now launching another free patent program for inventions aimed at COVID testing, prevention and cure ("COVID Inventions"). As a part of this initiative, BananaIP's attorneys will search, draft and file patent and design applications in India with respect to COVID Inventions without charging any professional fee if the applicant agrees to take the Open COVID Pledge. For select inventions shortlisted by the firm's team of experts, BananaIP...

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Dr. Kalyan Kankanala delivers a talk on Infringement Analysis for students at NLSIU – Bangalore on April 19th , 2020

Patent Infringment

Dr. Kalyan explained the concept of patent infringement, assessing literal infringement and infringement by doctrine of equivalence with examples. The infringement test used in the Indian courts was also discussed. Please find the presentation below for your reference.   [slideshare id=232248988&doc=patentinfringementanalysis2020-200419055319]...

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Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Universal use of masks has been recommended to prevent, control or slow down COVID infection and/or transmission. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out in a release that wearing face coverings can prove to be useful in preventing/controlling spread of COVID infection. As per CDC, every one, affected by COVID or not, must wear face coverings at all times, especially when they are in public spaces. The CDC's website carries a video on how to make a face covering at home, which may be viewed below:   The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has...

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