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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Inventions and Patents

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Inventions and Patents

AUTHORED BY DR. KALYAN C. KANKANALA Senior Partner (IP Consulting and Strategy), BananaIP Counsels Email: contact@bananaip.com Linkedin Wikipedia-w Info As new technologies emerge, they challenge traditional legal principles and concepts, which often lag behind technological progress. Though Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a term and a field has been in existence since the 1950s, it did not pose serious legal challenges as its implementability and applicability was limited. Today however, developments in computation, communication, information, data and other…

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Case Brief Sun Pharma vs Cipla

CASE BRIEF : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited vs Cipla Limited

FACTS OF THE CASE In this case, Cipla Limited, the Respondent/Plaintiff, filed a suit for permanent injunction before the Madras High Court. The suit was against Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, the Applicant/Defendant, as it infringed the Respondent/Plaintiff’s copyright and registered trademarks as follows: The Applicant/Defendant imitated and substantially reproduced the artistic packaging, trade dress and labels of the Respondent/Plaintiff’s ‘BUDECORT RESPULES’ and ‘DUOLIN RESPULES’ which amounted to infringement of their copyright in artistic works. These were Budeonide Nebuliser Suspension BP,…

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In Support of Prof. Arul Scaria on Compulsory Licensing for COVID Vaccines, Medicines, Diagnostics and other Technologies

During the last two days, two interesting articles addressing accessibility of medical products and methods were published. While one article in 'The Hindu' spoke about capitalism and its inherent hurdles to access, another article written by Professor Arul Scaria in 'The Wire' argued against Niti Aayog's approach towards access to COVID vaccines and medicines. In his article, Professor Scaria specifically pointed out that Government's reluctance to use the compulsory licensing mechanism as a part of the COVID vaccine/medicine access scheme…

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HAPPY WORLD IP DAY

Is today a Happy World IP Day?

Last year, I wrote a post talking about the preference for open and collaborative research to combat the COVID pandemic (read here). At the time, I was excited to note that Governments, organisations and people were setting aside their IP norms and beliefs in the interests of human welfare. One year later, I have come to realize that my excitement was premature and uncalled for. Except for World Health Organisation's ACT (Access to Covid-19 Tools) Accelerator Program, and the COVAX Program…

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Indian IP Office and Website Accessibility for Persons with Blindness - Order of CCPD

Indian IP Office and Website Accessibility for Persons with Blindness – Order of CCPD

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ("RPwD Act") was enacted with the objective of giving effect to the provisions of the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities to which India is a member state. The RPwD Act requires Government and private establishments to provide information, communications and documents in formats that are accessible to persons with disabilities. The Act also mandates establishments to provide reasonable accommodations, and states that not providing such accommodations amounts to discrimination. The Rights…

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The IP Choices We Make Today Will Shape our Tomorrow

The IP Choices We Make Today Will Shape our Tomorrow

Today is world IP day, a day to ponder our IP choices, philosophies and commitments. We are going through a very tough phase, and are witnessing several established systems crumble. Knowingly or involuntarily, we took some of them for granted and deemed certain others essential. In the face of abnormality, many of them have failed, and many more might follow suit. Will the present IP system be one of them? Incentivizing innovation and creativity forms an integral part of the fight…

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Preference for Collaborative and Open COVID Innovation and Creativity

Preference for Collaborative and Open COVID Innovation and Creativity

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated while declaring COVID-19 as a pandemic that COVID is not just a public health crisis, but a crisis that will touch every sector. True to his words, COVID has affected all sectors, and the much needed measures taken by Governments to contain its spread are causing economic difficulties. As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the continuance of the crisis and related measures might soon lead to global financial instability.…

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Inventive Plum Cakes for Christmas

It is Christmas time, time to eat Plum Cakes. A wide array of Plum Cakes are on the market, and we got to taste a few of them at office today. The best among them was the cake sent by Rakesh (Intellepedia's Administrator). Once it was safely in my stomach, I couldn't help telling Rakesh that his cake did not have any plums. It had raisins and prunes, but no plums. Most Plum Cakes in fact do not have plums,…

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Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can you take photographs of a dance performance and publish them in an article or a book? This question came up before a US Court in the 1980s, a few years after choreography was added as a copyrightable work under the US Copyright Law. The case related to a popular choreographic work of George Balanchine, a renowned ballet master. Balanchine choreographed his own version of the ballet The Nutcracker, set to music by Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was a very popular…

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Burn Rate by Prof Jon M. Garon

Burn Rate, a gripping and insightful novel by Prof Jon M. Garon

We live and thrive around the fear and excitement of the unknown, the uncertain and the unpredictable. The AI age is on us, and one cannot help wondering where it might take us. While lawyers debate about how law should respond to developments in AI, technologists are busy Taking long strides, every step taking them away from legal coverage. Professor Jon Garon's 'Burn Rate' is a fast paced crime and corporate thriller that delves into many technological issues plaguing our…

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