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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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Business of IP & Start-ups – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), for their workshop titled ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bengaluru’ as part of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) program . The workshop was attended by students from prestigious universities such as Yale, Hong Kong University etc. The presentation is titled Business of IP & Start-ups and covers the following topics: Nature of IP and Forms Startups and IP IP Integration Example of a pharma start-up Example of a mobile technology start-up Example of an eCommerce start-up Example of a merchandising...

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Patents: Modular Phones- The best of both worlds

Not really impressed with the battery of the brand new smartphone you recently bought? Finding a mobile phone that matches your expectations completely could be tough, unless you are willing to shell a huge amount to bag that dream phone. When the camera is great the processor is not good, when the processor is good the camera might disappoint, and when the camera as well as the processor are exceptional the battery might bail out on you. We are destined to compromise on one aspect or other. It would have been fun and convenient if we could have picked up...

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LG’s New Modular Phone: The future is Here

South Korea’s handset maker LG has finally revealed its newest commercially available modular smart phone at the Mobile World Congress-2016. In the past few years, there has been significant development in software and hardware solution. This time LG has managed to beat Google and introduced the first mainstream modular phone. The specifications of this LG-G5 are as expected from a 2016 Android device like, a 5.3 inch LCD display with 2560*1440 pixel resolution with corning gorilla glass 4 protection. It runs on Android 6.0 skinned with LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI. The smartphone has the Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB...

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