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Draft rules on Patents and designs published by IPO; Amazon faces patent infringement suit and other news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - IPO publishes draft Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; IPO publishes draft Patents (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; MeitY co-hosts event to launch new government initiatives; Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Patent claim and sufficiency of disclosure at Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Artificial Intelligence and Biodiversity at C.B.R National College of Law; CEIVA Logic Inc. files patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon Inc.; 13th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference kicks off in Cape Town; Government of Namibia launches first ever National Policy on Intellectual...

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IPO slows down this week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 929 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 929 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 780 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Government launches IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s, India Innovation Index 2019, Hike launches Patent Program and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s; Hike India among top 3 patent filers in India, launches Patent Program; NITI Aayog publishes India Innovation Index 2019; Highlights of the India Innovation Index 2019; India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property held in New Delhi; RINL signs MoA with NRDC; Anna University to offer ‘Course on Effective Patent Search and Drafting’; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on patent law and patent searching at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore; WIPO releases World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019. Indian Patent News DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile...

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Increased activity at IPO this week, publications and examinations see jump in numbers

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1007 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1007 applications published in the journal, 190 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Reduction in Patent fees, Faster patent grants now? New WIPO IP Portal and more

India and foreign patent news

Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME, Patent Rules Amended - Expedited examination option now available to women applicant, Government institutes and others, BEL establishes Product Development and Innovation Centre (PD & IC), in Bangalore, IBM files patent infringement suit against Zillow, European Commission releases Intellectual Property Rights Report 2019. Patent News Updates from India Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME Piyush Goyal, the Minister for Commerce and Industry tabled a proposal last week to reduce the patent & design fees for MSME’s. According to the release from the Press Information Bureau, the Government intends to cut down fees for...

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IPR policy guidelines published, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more

India and foreign patent news

DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions, Capcom wins patent infringement lawsuit in Japan, Bridgestone claims victory in China in patent infringement case, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more patent news. Patent News updates from India DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has published a 23-page ‘Draft model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions’ prepared by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). The draft proposes guidelines in respect of Ownership of...

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Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week.

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications...

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Relevance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

This post was first published on November 18, 2014.

 

Here is the first post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Pallavi Singh.

Intellectual Property Rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to protect creations of the mind. Along with human creativity and inventiveness, IPR is all around us. Almost every product or service that we use in our daily lives is the result of a long chain of big or small innovation, such as changes in design or improvements that make a product look or function the way it does today. Take for example, the ballpoint pen. Ladislao Biros’ famous patent on ballpoint pens was in many ways a breakthrough. But, like him, many others have improved the product and its designs and legally protected their improvements through the acquisition of IP Rights. The trademark on your pen is also Intellectual Property and it helps the producer market the product and develop loyal clientele. Common types of IPR include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

Digital Rights Management

This post was first published on December 24, 2014.

 

Laws alone cannot eliminate copyright infringements. For the Copyright Law to take its course, there have to be effective detection of infringements and identification of infringers. Furthermore, as with any property rights, owners of copyrighted content have to take certain measures to protect their copyrights before expecting law enforcement to aid them. DRMs and ETMs are such measures a copyright owner is expected to take in order to protect his copyrights in the digital world. The term Digital Rights Management (DRM) broadly refers to a set of policies, techniques and tools that guide proper use of digital content. Simply put, a DRM system manages the appropriate use of content.

The major functionalities of this system are numerous. They include facilitating packaging of raw content into an appropriate form for easy distribution and tracking, protecting content for tamper-proof transmission, protecting content from unauthorized use and enabling specifications of suitable rights, which define the modes of content consumption. DRM systems also facilitate the delivery of content offline on CDs and DVDs; deliver content on-demand over peer-to-peer networks, enterprise networks, or the Internet; and provide ways of determining the authenticity of content and of rendering devices. Some of the popular controlled access techniques in use are encryption, electronic signature, digital watermarking etc.

Outsourcing, In-Sourcing and Intellectual Property

This image depicts a cluster of words related to intellectual property. This image is relevant because this post talks about outsourcing and insourcing of intellectual property. Click on the image to view full post.

This post was first published on November 03, 2014.

 

An article published in The Hindu on October 24, 2014, talks about the silent in-sourcing movement in Multi-National Companies. Organisations such as General Motors, focussing on in-sourcing IT operations during the last three years, and Astra Zeneca, setting up a captive unit in Chennai to move a large portion of global IT operations, have been cited in the news report as examples to highlight the growing in-sourcing phenomenon. One of the reasons cited in the article for such a trend is to safeguard high value Intellectual Property of the in-sourcing companies. Taking the statement at face value and assuming that there is IP at stake in out-sourcing the same, could there be anything with respect to IP, that might be encouraging this trend?

Though the decreasing trust of foreign companies in the Indian IP system might be a reason, on the face of it, it is remote and extrapolated. Besides, the level of confidence in a country’s IP system is a subjective determination, largely influenced by a company’s, or a sector’s, business interests. So, I am consciously staying away from taking this path.

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