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Lee and BDR decision – the End of Compulsory Licenses?!

The featured image shows the words thats all folks. this post is about the decision of two indian generic drug manufactures to drop their request for Compulsory licenses. to read more click here.

Earlier this week, the words, “Compulsory License”, “Section 84” and “Indian pharma” once again made the headlines. This time however, it wasn’t a new case being brought forth; instead it was the decision to bury two old ones. The news reports suggested that two Indian drugmakers had given up a battle to copy drugs developed by Bristol Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, blaming a lack of government support for cheap generics and pressure from Big Pharma. The two Indian drug makers being mentioned here include, BDR Pharma and Lee Pharma. We at Sinapse have carried several posts on the issues of compulsory...

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I can see the ‘smartness’ in your eye

The featured image shows a woman wearing a contact lens. This post is about samsungs new patent technology that offers to determine blood glucose level in the tears. To read more click here.

A couple of years ago Google initiated a project to make smart contact lenses for measuring glucose levels. A healthcare company, Novartis, stepped in to license this technology. Google and Novartis soon announced they would team up to develop smart contact lenses for diabetes, allowing patients to measure glucose from their tears using a miniaturized sensor and a wireless chip. In July, Novartis' Alcon eye care division inked a deal with Google to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses, opening the door for more collaboration. In this post we tell you how this technology works. The...

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Delhi High Court finds CCI Competent

The featured image shows the image of a traffic light and the words No, Maybe, Yes where the yes is ticked. The post is about the recent finding of the Delhi high court in the case of ericsson versus CCI. To read more click here.

In the most recent development in the Ercisson versus CCI battle, the Delhi High Court on the 30th of March, 2016 has dismissed the petition filed by Ericsson in the case of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ).  v. Competition Commission of India & Anr. In the order passed by Justice Vibhu Bakhru, the court stated that ”Merely because certain reliefs sought by Micromax and Intex before CCI are also available in proceedings under the Patents Act does not exclude the subject matter of the complaints from the scope of the competition act. An abuse of dominant position under Section 4 of...

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Top TED talks on Patents

We all love a good TED talk, an insightful and informative talk given by someone who understands the subject matter he or she is discussing.  For all our readers who are not aware of what TED talks are, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. These TED talks are held all around the world and are primarily educational in nature. The talks do not focus on any one topic or subject, as the talks are delivered by speakers coming from different walks of life who discuss topics which are as innovative as they are diverse. So today we bring to you...

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Government Bats for US trained Patent Examiners

The featured image shows the figure of a woman teaching. This post is about the governments decision to allow US trained patent examiners to examine indian patent applications. to read more click here

India has seen a lot of chaos in the field of IP within the last decade. From amendments to draft amendments and propositions to impositions, IP in India has seen it all. In the past year alone we have witnessed 3 major amendments being proposed to the Patents Act and Rules and Trademark rules. Further, we have had several major discussions including discussions on the IPR policy for India, guidelines for examination of patents, software patents, etc. The trend seems to continue this year with IP making the headlines almost every month. Where the government last year appeared to favor software...

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Court favors Core, leaves LG Electronics sore

the image depicts the logo of the electronic comapny LG as the post is about a patent exhaustion suit between LG and Quanta

The timing of what has just happened in the world of patents cannot get better than this news. On the 1st of March 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) published a discussion paper on standard essential patents (SEPs) and their availability on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The paper invites views from the concerned stakeholders regarding Standard Essential Patents and the issues surrounding them until the 31st of March, 2016. In our previous post on SEPs, we discussed the state of FRAND based litigation in India and other countries. We also took a look at how the...

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Standard Essential Patents : Fair? Reasonable? Non-Discriminatory? (II)

This custom image shows the words Standard Essential Patents in a Digitalized font. This post is on SEPs, SSOs and FRAND. To read more click here.

This post is in continuation to Standard Essential Patents : Fair? Reasonable? Non-Discriminatory? (I). In this post we will discuss the state of FRAND based litigation in other countries and look at how the Courts moved to interpret the law. The first of the cases to be discussed are as follows: Apple Inc. v. Motorola, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc Apple filed two complaints in the Western District of Wisconsin for patent infringement against Motorola, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc., seeking monetary damages and an injunction. Apple in addition to the above filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) for patent infringement...

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Standard Essential Patents : Fair? Reasonable? Non-Discriminatory? (I)

This custom image shows the words Standard Essential Patents in a Digitalized font. This post is on SEPs, SSOs and FRAND. To read more click here.

Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) set standards and essential features that must be fulfilled by specific essential items, materials, components, systems or services. Few examples of such SSOs in India are Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), The Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and Development Organization of Standards for Telecommunications in India (DOSTI). When such specific essential item, material, component, system or service is in conformity with the set standards and essential features they bear a mark indicative of its conformity. When a manufacturer of such specific essential item,...

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Do Patents motivate Inventors? A TED Talk by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

Do Patents motivate Inventors? A TED Talk by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, the founder of SiNApSE Blog, and a renowned IP Attorney and author, recently delivered a TEDX talk on 'What Motivates Inventors? Patents, or Passion? This is the first ever TED Talk on patents from India. You can view the talk on YouTube at this link. In his talk, Dr. Kalyan talks about the role patents play in incentivizing inventors. He concludes that patents do not motivate inventors directly, but bring patrons  in the form of investors. He also points out the difference between being an inventor and holding a patent, which do not necessarily mean the same....

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India Drives into Driver-Less Car Technology

The featured image is the image of a Tata Nano Car. This post is about the first driverless car technology introduced in india. To read more click here.

The world has seen a great leap in the field of automobile industry in the recent years. While several automobile giants are spending money like water for the research and development of the self driving cars with advanced control systems, India has achieved a milestone by inventing a driverless car with low cost. An autonomous car / driverless car /self-driving car /robotic car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. An Indian engineer, Roshy John, who is the practice head of robotics and cognitive systems at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has fulfilled the...

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