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Weekly Patent News: Interesting Inventions, Wrong statistics by Indian Patent office, Huawei fined 10.5 million dollars, USPTO offers refunds and more.

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“Interesting Inventions, Self Igniting Incense Sticks, Anti-mosquito paint, Sign language to speech synthesizer, Wrong statistics published by Indian Patent office,  Patent infringement suits, US Court slaps Huawei with $10.5 million, Verizon faces patent infringement suit, USPTO offers refunds for electronic filing outage and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Everything that can be associated to ideas, inventions, copyrights, and patents is part of the IP world - at least, that's my definition. That all starts with people. Education is key.” -  Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice...

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SALIENT FEATURES OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018 (INDIA) – PART 3

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Transparency and accountability measures Privacy by Design The Data fiduciary is obligated to implement policies and measures to ensure that: Practices and systems are designed to anticipate, identify and avoid harm to the data principal; Data protection obligations are embedded in organizational and business practices; Technology used in the processing of personal data is in accordance with commercially accepted or certified standards; Legitimate interest of business is achieved without compromising privacy interest; Privacy is protected during entire processing of the personal data; Processing of personal data is carried out in a transparent manner;...

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SALIENT FEATURES OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018 (INDIA) – PART 2

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Rights of Data Principal The Bill provides the following important rights to the data principal: Right to confirmation and access: Data principal may obtain the following information from the data fiduciary: Confirmation whether the data fiduciary is processing its personal data, Summary of the personal data processed by the data fiduciary, and Summary of processing activities undertaken by the data fiduciary with respect to its personal data. The Data fiduciary is obligated to provide the information asked by the data principal in a clear and concise manner (See Section 24). Right to correction:...

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SALIENT FEATURES OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018 (INDIA) – PART 1

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The Draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill was released on July 27, 2018 by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, along with its report on Data Protection in India. This Bill incorporates many features of the EU-GDPR modified according to Indian stand on the privacy of individuals. Although not as stringent in its requirements or as widely applicable as the GDPR, the Bill imposes largely similar obligations on the recipients of an individual’s data. The salient features of the Bill include: Categorisation of the individual as the “data principal” and the recipient of the data as the “data fiduciary”. Obligation on...

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Defacto Copyright Societies – Is their business illegal?

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Prashant's recent post on Copyright Societies in India is lucid and instructive like many of his other writings. You may read his post and those related to it on Spicy IP, and may also consider going through the chapter in the book he references. The phrase "Defacto Copyright Societies" he uses in his post caught my attention, and therefore, this quick note. In my opinion, the Copyright Amendment is more discriminatory than revolutionary. It gives undue importance and rights to lyricists and music composers at the cost of other authors such as story writers, scriptwriters, artists, playwrights, etc. The Amendment would...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting Inventions, Coffee Drones, Paper from Cow dung, Blackberry versus Facebook and SnapInc, Design term extension and more.

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“Interesting Inventions, IBM patents drones that deliver coffee, Making paper from Cow dung, Blackberry versus Facebook and SnapInc in patent infringement suit, Design term extension in Japan likely and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and Renowned IP Attorney Indian Patent Statistics A total of 750 patent applications have been published in the 34th issue of the patent journal....

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Weekly Patent News: Drop in patent publications, 220 patent examiner posts vacant, Interesting invention of the week, Sony versus Fujifilm and more.

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“Drop in patent publications, 220 patent examiner posts vacant, Interesting invention of the week, Sony versus Fujifilm and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week Patents have a place in medical science - for new inventions that advance the state of knowledge. – Adam Cohen, American Journalist Indian Patent Statistics A total of 617 patent applications have been published in the 33rd issue of the patent journal. Out of the 617 applications, 78 applications account for early publications while 539 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring...

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Kerala and Kodagu floods – An appeal for help!

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In what could easily pass off as a disaster of biblical proportions, Kerala and Coorg have been battling the fury of mother nature at her worst over the past ten days. Incessant rains have wreaked havoc in these areas and the situation is becoming alarming with each passing day. While there have been differing reports on the number of lives that have been lost, official estimates put the number at around 400 lives in the state of Kerala and atleast 7 lives in Coorg. The flood waters in Kerala have reportedly damaged crops and properties worth over Rs 20,000 crore...

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Weekly Patent News: Minister clarifies on pending Indian patents, India’s GII ranking increases, National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Licensing Agreement and Settlement and more.

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“Minister clarifies on pending Indian patents, Patent Agent Examination registrations to remain open till 16th August 2018, India's GII ranking increases, National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, Qualcomm settles patent dispute with Taiwanese government, Patent Licensing Agreement and Settlement other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Patents are the best and most effective means of controlling competition.” - Edwin J. Prindle, Former Chairman of the Patent Committee of the American Chemical Society. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1086 patent applications have been published in the 32nd issue...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting Patents, Patent Infringement News, Patent Licensing and Acquisition, WIPO guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP and more.

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“Slight increase in patent statistics, Interesting Patents, Seismic isolator device for seismic protection, Automated Retractable Writing Instrument, Patent Agent Examination registrations, Apple versus WiLan, Patent Infringement, Patent Licensing, InterDigital completes acquisition of Technicolor’s Patent Licensing business, Updated WIPO Guide on ADR’s in IP and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Inventions cannot be judged on patent parameters, but patents have the ability to take inventions very far.” – Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala, Author, IP Professor, Founder Indian Patent Statistics A total of 564 patent applications have been...

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