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First Amendment to WTO comes into force

The featured image shows scrabble tiles arranged in a manner to read "Time for change". This post is about the amendment to the Agreement on TRIPS. To read more about this, click here.

The recent amendment to the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)  is the first ever amendment to WTO accords after its founding in 1995. The amendment to the TRIPs agreement came into force on 23rd January, 2017, after 2/3rd members of WTO accepted it. The amendment facilitates supply of drugs to developing/least developed countries lacking pharmaceutical production capacity under a compulsory license. The amendment was made to address public health needs of people in poor countries with limited or no pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities. Before this amendment, compulsory license grants were permitted only to address national needs. Now,...

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Understanding Software Inventions in India and US

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The following article is brought to you by the Patent experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, India's leading new age IP firm. This post will help you understand how software inventions are normally examined and understood by the Indian Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). Due to the growing economic significance of computers and computer programs, the patentability of software inventions has been a subject of international attention in the recent past. A software patent is generally defined as the patent that involves programming techniques to enhance the computer performance. The Indian patent law does not provide a...

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Is it really time to break Patents in India?

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Today morning, The Hindu carried a well-articulated article by Shamnad entitled 'Time to break in India.' If you were to read the piece in isolation, you would be convinced about the futility of the patent system, and would probably take up arms against it. Shamnad's conviction and ability to convince is of the highest order, but with due respect, we disagree with him. We do not disagree because of business interests, personal biases, or misplaced beliefs; we disagree because his analysis simply does not make sense. The first line of the article states: "Inefficient: Patents breed uncertainty of an order that is...

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Weekly Updates

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This weekly update on patents is brought to you by the Patent experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Patent thought of the week: “A country without a patent office and good patent laws is just a crab and can't travel any way but sideways and backwards.” – Mark Twain Patent Stats: Patent applications published by the Indian Patent Office between 3rd February 2017 and 10th February 2017:  696 Patent applications granted by the Indian Patent Office between 3rd February 2017 and 10th February 2017: 172 Designs registered by the Indian Designs Office between 3rd February 2017 and 10th February 2017: 138 Patent cases update: Landmark Cases - Bishwanath Prasad Radhey...

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A Presentation on “Patent Search” by Mr. Nitin Nair delivered at NLSIU

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The following presentation titled “Patent Search”, was delivered on 22nd January, 2017 by Mr. Nitin Nair,  Senior Partner,  BananaIP Counsels, at National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) to the Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law PGDIPR students as a part of their course. The Presentation included the following topics: Criteria for Patent Search Databases used for Patent Search Search methodologies used for Patent Search Keyword Searches and examples Classification based searches Types of classifications Tips for Searching Types of searches Patentability Analysis Landscape Analysis Infringement Analysis FTO Analysis Invalidity Analysis To access the entire presentation please visit the below mentioned...

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Indian Patent Highlights, 2016 – Patent Office, Patent Procedure and Patent Rules

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Never before has the patent fraternity in India seen so much action as it has in the year 2016. 2016 was truly a year of some unprecedented thoughts and moves. This post attempts to take a recap of the year that was. New unique numbering system for patent applications: On 31st December 2015, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks issued a notification announcing the introduction of a new unique numbering system for patent applications filed in India. The new numbering system took effect from the 1st of January 2016 and was aimed at bringing about uniformity in...

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Patent Wish List – 2017

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I am sure all of us have one or the other kind of a wish list set up for 2017. In keeping with the trend we have decided to prepare and put out our own wish list for everyone to read. 2016 was witness to some very significant changes to the patent system in India. A number of measures were adopted to streamline the patent laws and to make their workings more efficient. While some of these changes were much needed and welcome, others were simply unnecessary and caused a lot of confusion among the applicants, officers and agents alike. That...

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A Presentation on “Patentability Analysis” by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala delivered at NLSIU

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The following presentation titled “Patentability Analysis”, was delivered on 17th December, 2016 by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels, at National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) to the Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law PGDIPR students as a part of their course. The Presentation included the following topics: Patentability requirements Patentable Subject Matter Exclusions Section 3(j) Section 3(k) Section 3(i) Industrial Applicability Novelty Inventive Step Secondary Indicia Specification To access the entire presentation please visit the below mentioned link: [slideshare id=70222025&doc=patentabilityanalysis-nls2016-161217053938] About Dr. Kalyan Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm, BananaIP Counsels, headquartered...

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Patenting Software-related Inventions

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  Subject matter eligibility is one of the most rapidly evolving issues in Patent Law. The US Courts have avoided defining what qualifies as an abstract idea. Most of the software related inventions are being considered patent ineligible based on the Alice case. The Alice case gave us a two-part analysis for determining whether software claims are eligible for patenting. First step in the analysis is to “determine whether claims at issue are directed to one of those patent ineligible concepts”. If the claims are directed to a patent ineligible concept, then the second step in the analysis is to consider the elements of...

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Patent News

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  Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Patents. We have decided to recapitulate the patent news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update.   Dyson is coming to India! Dyson Ltd. a well-established UK-based Technology company will be entering India with its wide range of patented products next year and has already applied for a business license. Dyson has decided to partner with leading retailers to sell its products and...

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