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CASE BRIEF: Novo Nordisk AS vs. Union of India & Ors.

Facts (with Timeline): On 4th October, 2013, Novo Nordisk (hereinafter referred to as “Patentee”) was issued patent IN 257402. On 29th September, 2014, which is five days prior to the expiry of one year from the date of grant, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries (hereinafter referred to as “Opponent) filed a post-grant opposition to the issued patent IN 257402. On 21st August, 2019, the Opposition Board provided its recommendation to the learned Controller. On 25th September, 2019 and 26th September, 2019, the hearing…

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Delhi High Court asks the Patent Office to decide on amendments and give adequate opportunity in Opposition Proceedings

In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court gave clarity about how amended claims during opposition proceedings have to be dealt with by the Controller of Patents. In the case, four claim sets were filed by Novartis, the Patent Applicant, from the PCT filing stage, and the opponent in the case, NATCO, filed a pre-grant representation based on a pre-final claim set. Later, the claims were amended by the Patent Applicant, and a final set was submitted along with expert…

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Post-Grant Patent Opposition, Evidence and Hearings: Role of Patent Office, Opposition Board, and Parties

In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court has reiterated the principles to be followed with respect to patent oppositions, and has once again explained the context, approach, and pace of such proceedings. The Court has reiterated the principles that have to be followed by the Opposition Board, Patent Office, and parties in opposition proceedings based on principles laid down in the Pharmacyclics case. While doing so, the Court emphasized the need to expedite post-grant opposition proceedings, and the need…

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CASE BRIEF : European Commission vs. Union of India

Facts The Petitioner, the European Union filed two writ petitions seeking two of the orders passed by the Controller General of Patents to be set aside. The orders stated that two patent applications shall be treated as “deemed to be abandoned” under Section 21(1) of the Patent Act, 1970 (“Act”). The Petitioner, initially engaged a European law firm who then engaged a patent agent in India to prosecute their Indian Applications. Later in June, 2017 it engaged another European Firm…

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High Court remands Patent Office's Legally Infirm and Unreasoned Order

High Court remands Patent Office’s Legally Infirm and Unreasoned Order

In a recent case decided by the Delhi High Court in Best Agrolife Limited vs. Deputy Controller of Patents and Anr., the Court remanded an order of patent grant by the Patent Office for a fresh consideration because the order was legally infirm and unreasoned, resulting in violation of principles of natural justice. The order was related to a patent application filed by GSP Crop Science, concerning a synergistic suspo-emulsion formulation of Pyriproxyfen and Diafenthiuron. The Petitioner in this case, Best…

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Professor Jon M. Garon Scholarship for aspiring IP Attorneys with Disabilities

Professor Jon M. Garon Scholarship for aspiring IP Attorneys with Disabilities

Following the scholarship for patent attorneys, BananaIP is pleased to announce another scholarship for aspiring intellectual property attorneys with disabilities. The objective of this scholarship is to encourage law, science, and technology students with disabilities to join the IP profession. As a part of the scholarship, BananaIP will initially offer paid internships for students with disabilities interested in patent, copyright, trademark, or design practice. Interns in this program will also be provided appropriate facilities and accessibility accommodations to enable them…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 3rd June 2022 to 10th June 2022

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 3rd June 2022 to 10th June 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 10th of June 2022. 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 1,624 patent applications have been published in the 23rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,624 applications published in the journal,407 applications account for…

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Prof. Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship for aspiring Patent Attorneys

Prof. Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship for aspiring Patent Attorneys

BananaIP is happy to announce the launch of 'Professor Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship for aspiring Patent Attorneys'. The primary objective of this scholarship is to encourage and facilitate legal and technical students to enter patent practice through paid internships and funded research programs. Any student pursuing law, science, engineering, or technology degree may apply for this scholarship. In the first year, sustenance funding will be provided to 5 to 7 students seeking internships at BananaIP Counsels. Professor Ramakrishna T. is currently the…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 27th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 27th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 3rd of June 2022. 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 1,442 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,442 applications published in the journal,414 applications account for…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 20th May 2022 to 27th May 2022

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 20th May 2022 to 27th May 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 27th of May 2022. 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 1,097 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,097 applications published in the journal,399 applications account for…

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