Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property: Data Protection in India – Presentation at Bosch by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

The presentation given herein was delivered by Kalyan at Bosch, India on Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2015. The presentation gives an insight into the evolution of Right to Privacy in India under the Constitution, and goes on to discuss Data Protection Provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended in 2008. After introducing Privacy obligations under the Act, Kalyan gives an overview of the 2011 rules relating to sensitive personal data and information protection and data security. Kalyan…

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‘Killead’s Patent Application Killed by the Indian Patent Office!

Gilead Sciences was rejected patent for its blockbuster drug Sofosbuvir, a new Hepatitis C drug by the India Patent Office in a major decision taken on 13 January 2015. The drug is branded under the name Sovaldi. Gilead had priced the drug at US$84,000 for a treatment course, or $1,000 per pill in the US and had received a regulatory approval in US in 2013. The patent application (6087/DELNP/2005) for the drug was opposed by the Indian generic company Natco; Medicines,…

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Dr. Kalyan delivers a lecture on “Privacy & IT Act – Relevance to Industry” at Bosch

On the occasion of International Data Privacy Day on January 28th, 2015, Dr. Kalyan was invited by Bosch, a global engineering and electronics major, to deliver a lecture on privacy and its significance for Indian organizations. The provisions of the Indian IT Act was a key element of the discussion. The event was attended by Bosch’s senior personnel in information security and privacy roles . Date : 28/01/2015 [button link="" newwindow="yes"] Read more[/button]

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Dr. Kalyan interviewed by Bar & Bench about Pirates of Bollywood

Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner, BananaIP , was recently interviewed by Bar & Bench about his latest legal thriller “Pirates of Bollywood”. Commenting on why he chooses to write IP based legal thrillers, Dr. Kalyan said, “ Over the years, I have been working on disseminating IP knowledge through workshops and conferences, books and research papers, writings on SiNApSE blog, IP Radio etc. At one point, I felt spreading knowledge through entertainment could help me take the message far and wide”. Date…

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Patents: EVENT- IBC Legal’s 23rd Annual Biotech and Pharmaceutical patenting conference

Date:                                  24- 25 February 2015 Venue:                                 Munich, Germany Agenda:                                The event designed to help you protect, maximise and grow your IP assets by getting updates and advice on the more complex aspects of patents. Link:                                 Click here

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Intellectual Property: EVENT- The Grand Masters 2015- In House Counsel Legal Best Practices Summit

Date and Venue : 20 February 2015-  Leela Palace, Mumbai 27 February 2015- Le Meridien, Bangalore Agenda:                  The event recognizes the best of the In-House Counsel of the country and creates a                 brainstorming discussion ambience for the next-gen In-House Counsel. Link:                     Click here

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Pirates of Bollywood on Copyright Infringement

  Here's a sneak peak (possible spoiler) at what Pirates of Bollywood brings to its readers in its court arguments on copyright infringement.. Alluring, isn't it? Read on then.   Pirates of Bollywood - Court Arguments on Copyright Infringement- An Excerpt (Chapter 59)   Sipping on her coffee, Justice Somaiya said, “Counsels, let us start the rebuttals session. As I indicated earlier, we will not be following the standard procedure, and I will interrupt only, if and when, things get out of…

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Roche’s backbone rendered brittle by Indian Patent Office

The Chennai Patent Office revoked Hoffmann-La-Roche’s patent on its osteoporosis drug, Bonviva, in response to post grant opposition filed by Indian drug maker, Cipla Global Ltd. The drug in question comprises Ibandronate Sodium, used to treat patients suffering from metastatic cancer, associated skeletal fractures and osteoporosis and also for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Osteoporosis is the progressive bone disease caused by decrease in bone mass making bones extremely weak and fragile, leading to increased risk of…

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Drug Humira turns Rheumatic for Abbott Biotechnology

The Indian Patent Office on December 31, 2014 set aside its order of granting a Patent to Abbott Biotechnology for its drug, Humira, in light of pre-grant opposition filed by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. In November, 2003, Abbott had filed a patent application No. 526/DELNP/2005 for its drug named Humira, a formulation of human antibodies for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Glenmark filed a pre-grant opposition to this application in September, 2008. Since this was not brought to the notice of the Controller, Patent…

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Pirate’s Share: Piracy is Not Music to Many Ears

  The revenues from digital formats of music, as per an article published by RIAA, was about US$ 4.4B in 2013, and is growing at a exponential rate. The evolution of novel modes and means of digital exploitation has opened doors to music creators and owners across the world, as well as pirates. With more than 500 record labels releasing recordings in more than 20 languages, the music business in India is not only very large, but also diverse. The share of digital…

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