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Indian IP Office issues Accessibility Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities

On 4th March, 2022 the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (O/o CGPDTM) issued Guidelines for Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities to facilitate accessibility and reasonable accommodations for Persons with Disabilities practicing and interacting with IP Offices under O/o CGPDTM with an endeavor to take all possible steps to make its website, facilities, documents, services, systems and processes accessible to every person. The O/o CGPDTM has appointed a nodal officer (disability) to address needs of…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 18th February 2022 to 25th February 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 18th February 2022 to 25th February 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 25th of February 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 1,143 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,143 applications published in the journal, 432 applications account…

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Delhi High Court Rules Governing Patent suits, 2022

Delhi High Court Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2022

Over the last decade or so, there has been a large increase in the number of patent infringement actions filed before the Delhi High Court. The subject matters of these actions pertain to several emerging scientific fields such as pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, mechanical engineering, telecommunications, electrical/electronics, wind technology, etc. To counter the complexities that arise while entertaining these actions, the Delhi High Court, on February 24, 2022, issued a public notice finalizing the set of rules that govern patent suits. These…

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Weekly Patent News

No single leader in 5G tech, finds USPTO; DHC sets up IPR Bench, notifies final rules and more patent news.

In this week’s patent news - Delhi High Court notifies final Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules 2022 and Rules Governing Patent Suits 2022; Need for Stronger Enforcement Provisions in cases of IPR Infringement, says CJI NV Ramana; EU files case against China at WTO; No company currently dominates the 5G technology realm, says USPTO; Activision and Blizzard settle patent dispute; European Commission to consider new time limits for FRAND licensing negotiations; ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship and WIPO collaborate to empower…

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Patent Infringment article published by BananaIP

Hinged and Immobilized Differently, but Infringes Patented Dolly

The plaintiff in this case filed an infringement suit against the defendants, users and suppliers of products covered under the Patent 214088 dated 13th March 2002 titled 'Carriage for the horizontal transfer of motor vehicles in automatic mechanical car parks.' The claims in the patent relate to a self-propelled carriage on wheels, for horizontal transfer of motor vehicles by lifting two or more wheels, in single or multi automatic mechanical car parks. The product is commonly known as a 'Dolly'…

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NON FUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTs) ON PATENTS: A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME?

The recent buzz around Non-Fungible Tokens (or NFTs) can be attributed to the sale of memes, photos, digital artwork and other audio-visual assets for millions of dollars. Not long ago, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, sold the first-ever published tweet as an NFT for a whopping USD 2.9 million, while the renowned 'Disaster Girl' meme was sold as an NFT for about USD 500,000. The term 'Non-fungible' primarily refers to the novel and non-replaceable nature of a material. For instance,…

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Recap 2021: IP Updates – Part 4

In this post we revisit the IP Updates ie., any amendments, ordinances, notifications, and other information related to IP published in the year 2021. For reader's convenience it has been divided into parts, please find the link to the previous and next parts towards the end of this post. DELHI HIGH COURT INVITES SUGGESTIONS FOR FIXING ROYALTIES FOR SOUND RECORDING The High Court of Delhi has issued a public notice on 10th November, 2021, with respect to the intention of the…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 28th January 2022 to 4th February 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 28th January 2022 to 4th February 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 4th of February 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 1,736 patent applications have been published in the 5th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,736 applications published in the journal, 774 applications account…

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Weekly Patent News

Purdue University accuses Google of patent infringement, India triples number of patent grants and more

In this week's patent news: India triples number of patent grants, finds Economic Survey 2021-2022; Purdue University accuses Google of patent infringement, files suit; Gilead announces patent dispute settlement involving HIV drug Biktarvy; BlackBerry sells Legacy Patents for 600 million dollars; $85 million award against Apple disregarded, Court orders new trial Indian Patent Updates: India triples number of patent grants, finds Economic Survey 2021-2022   According to the Economic Survey 2021-2022, which was tabled in the Parliament on 31 st…

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Recap 2021: IP Updates – Part 2

In this post we revisit the IP Updates ie., any amendments, ordinances, notifications, and other information related to IP published in the year 2021. For reader's convenience it has been divided into parts, please find the link to the previous and next parts towards the end of this post. COPYRIGHT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ECOMMERCE GOVT. NOTIFICATIONS-2021 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a notification, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), introducing the Copyright (Amendment) Rules,…

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