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Review of Organisational Structure of CGPDTM

The image depicts the logo of IP India. This post gives updates on the trademark filing and database system to be followed by them. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on 9th October, 2011. DIPP has published a discussion paper on ‘Review of Organizational structure of the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indication’. This is 12th discussion paper in the consultation series and third paper dealing with issues relating to IPR. This Discussion Paper deals with the scope and options for reorganizing the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), to make it more responsive to the needs of Intellectual Property (IP) holders and users while enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. The...

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Compulsory License for “Not working”

Intellectual Property

This post was first posted on 8th April, 2011.   In a recent development, non-compliance with regard to the requirement of local working of patent, required under patent law, may lead to issue of compulsory licenses to generics for seven top selling drugs. The RTI query sought by SpicyIP (Way to go Spicy IP!) seeking information regarding Form 27 filings by Innovators for the top selling drugs Tarceva (Roche and OSI Pharms), Stutent (Pfizer), Nexavar (Bayer), Sprycel; Dasatinib (BMS), Pegasys (Roche), Viraferonpeg (Schering) and Baraclude;Entecavir (BMS) revealed non-compliance by the Innovators. Ideally, patent holders are required to furnish a statement regarding the working...

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Man Tried To Patent Godly Powers!

This post was first published on 8th September, 2011.    Christopher Anthony Roller filed a patent application (11/161,345) entitled “Godly Powers" on July 29th, 2005; he wanted the USPTO to grant him a patent for the same. Chris Roller wanted an exclusive right to the ethical use and financial gain in the use of godly powers on planet Earth. The Abstract of this invention is as mentioned below. “Christopher Anthony Roller is a godly entity. ‘Granters’ had been given my powers (acquired my powers) (via God probably). These ‘granters’ have been receiving financial gain from godly powers. These ‘granters’ may be using their powers...

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American Broadcasting vs. Aereo – Landmark Copyright Infringement case

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This post was first published on Jun 27, 2014

On June 25th, 2014, the prolonged legal battle between Aereo, Inc. (Defendant) and the American Broadcasting Companies Inc. (Plaintiffs) – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, came to a screeching end. The US Supreme Court decided against the legitimacy of Aereo’s service on the grounds of Copyright Infringement. This is a landmark judgment in the Copyrights world since, if decided otherwise, there could have been a drastic impact on the market of television broadcasters.

Aereo Inc. was founded in 2012 with its Head Office in New York City. They offered a service that would allow their subscribers to view broadcast television at a menial $10-$12 a month. A subscriber could watch the broadcast on a cell phone or a computer and even record for viewing later.

Aereo provided each subscriber with a small antenna and a server tuned the antenna to the show that the subscriber desired to watch. A transcoder translated signals that the antenna received into data that could be transmitted over the internet. Although the streaming would run a few seconds behind the over-the-air-broadcast, it essentially served the purpose of a television broadcaster.

Nature of Business and IP

Intellectual Property

This post was first published on 6th August, 2013.   In the last column, addressing the relevance of IP to business, I pointed out that assessing the value of IP to a business requires a multi-factorial approach. Among others, the nature of business forms one of the fundamental factors for the said analysis. Businesses are of different types, and so are forms of Intellectual Property. Therefore, integrating the two, not surprisingly, requires the right mix and match to maximize value. For an SME, with limited financial resources, the appropriate mix and match assumes very high importance. By now, it is well understood that...

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Simple Steps to Plug IP Drainout

Intellectual Property

This post was first published on 6th August, 2013.   Start-ups and SMEs are often focused on building business and staying afloat in the competitive market that more often than not they miss out on taking simple measures that can go a long way in protecting their IP that forms the crux of their business, from people who deal with it every day. Signing of appropriate employment agreements is one among many such simple steps in safeguarding IP and is extremely important for an organisation. Besides streamlining the human resource management related aspects of the organisation employment agreements provide ownership over employees’ creations...

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An Effective Method Towards the Protection of IP

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This post was first published on 5th July, 2012.   John Doe orders are generally issued against someone whose identity is unknown. This is usually served to online service providers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to obtain the identity of the author of an anonymous post. In the current instance John Doe orders were obtained by 'Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt' to block websites containing file sharing links, such as 'Pirate Bay' and 'Vimeo'. Recently, the producers of the Tamil films “3” and  “Dammu” had obtained similar orders. However, in these cases the court had granted interim injunction not just against the links which...

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From Dress Pin to Safety Pin

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  This post was first published on 2nd September, 2014.   Inventive step / Non-Obviousness is one of the most important patentability criteria in almost all patent jurisdictions. Non-obviousness is the term used by the USPTO and is codified in 35 USC § 103. The requirement is that the claimed invention being patented should not be obvious, meaning that a "person having ordinary skill in the art" should not be able to easily guess or put two or more things together to arrive at the invention seeking a patent  grant. Now, let’s discuss the Inventive step / Non-Obviousness criteria with an interesting example relating to the Dress Pin invention...

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European Patent Office launches – Strategic Plan 2023, Interesting Inventions and more patent news

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“Patent News Bulletin: Quote of the Week, Indian Patent Statistics, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, NLUJA, Assam invites applications for IPR Chair Professor; European Patent Office launches - Strategic Plan 2023; Coordination Meeting for IGO’s to be hosted by WIPO in July and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. QUOTE OF THE WEEK  “Patent risks in Open Source usage are real, and Companies must implement mitigation measures before they prove to be too late or too expensive” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels  INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total...

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3M settles patent infringement suit, IP5 launch AI taskforce, EPO online courses and more

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  "Patent News Bulletin: Quote of the Week, Indian Patent Statistics, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, 3M settles patent infringement suit with Tovis Co. Ltd and Scientific Games Corp., IP5 heads launch New Emerging Technologies and AI taskforce, European Patent Office offers exceptional online courses to IP enthusiasts, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore announces IPIII initiative and other news updates" is presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week "Patent enforcement insurance will go a long way in enhancing the value of patents."- Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala,...

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