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Is a method of massaging patentable subject matter?

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First Publication Date: 12th January 2010 This post is in furtherance of a question posed by one of my students at NLSIU. The question was - "Can a method of massaging be patentable in India?". He apparently saw a massage centre stating that they have patented their massage methods. In my opinion, a process of performing a massage that is not related to treatment of a disease or disorder is patentable in India provided it satisfies the industrial applicability, novelty, inventive step and specification requirements. There is no provision under the Patents Act that prohibits patentability of a massage method that does...

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Temporary Injunction: Mariappan Vs. A.R. Safiullah

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First Publication Date: 9th January 2010 The holder of a patent relating to "food-grade laminated paper and a method and apparatus for manufacturing the laminated paper" filed an infringement action against Mariappan and others and sought an interim injunction to restrain infringing activities during the pendency of the suit. The Court started its analysis by observing that it was a settled position of law for granting an order of ad-interim injunction including the infringement of Designs, Copyrights and Patents that the applicant/plaintiff must prima facie establish that balance of convenience lay clearly in his favour and irreparable loss might be caused to...

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Temporary Injunction: J. Mitra Vs. Kesar Medicaments

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First Publication Date: 8th January 2010 The patent holder, Appellant, of a patent relating to a device for detection of antibodies to HepatIT is C Virus filed an infringement suit against the Respondents and applied for an interim injunction during the pendency of the suit. The Court first observed that it is well settled as held in the decisions in Bishwanath Prasad Radhey Shyam and Standipack Private Ltd. cases that the grant of a patent would not give rise to a presumption of validity of the patent notwithstanding the examination and inspection carried out by the Patent Controller and that the...

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Temporary Injunction: Manika Thevar Vs. Star Plough Works

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First Publication Date: 6th January 2010 The Appellant, who is the patent holder of a patent relating to a pattern of a plough having a twist filed an infringement suit against the Respondent alleging that sale of similar ploughs amounts to infringement and applied for interim injunction against the Respondent during the pendency of the proceedings. In response, the Respondent denied the allegation of the Appellant by stating that the plough patented by the Appellant was not infringed because the patent was invalid as it was well known and lacked inventive genius. The Court started its reasoning by expounding the principles regulating...

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Indian Patent Revocation: K. Manivannan, Vs. Shri M. Mani, Proprietor Valasumani Lathe Works

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First Publication Date: 3rd January 2010 A patent was granted to Valasumani Lathe Works (“VLW”) for an invention titled "IMPROVED THRESHING AND SEPARATING MACHINE". The applicant in the case, Manivannan trading as Kumar Industries, filed an application for revocation of the patent before the Appellate Board. The applicant contended that VLW’s invention was not patentable in the light of the applicant’s patent application relating to a machine for threshing of corn, which was abandoned and the machines of the applicant, which were being used before the application date of VLW. The applicant claimed that the invention was anticipated based on prior...

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Weekly Patent News: Zee’s New Patent may Tantalize all 5 senses, Video Conferencing Introduced by IPO, Nokia and Samsung Join Hands, IP Appellate Court in China and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Zee Entertainment’s new patent is said to tantalize all 5 senses, IP India introduces a new Video Conferencing System, Nokia and Samsung join hands yet another time by extending their patent licensing agreement, China in talks to form a National Intellectual Property Appellate Court, 6th Annual Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design quote of the Week “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” – Lindon Leader,...

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Joke reported in Times of India

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First Publication Date: 28th December 2009 Today (Dec 28, 2009), Times of India (TOI), Bangalore, has published a news article relating to patents on the front page. Since the article was related to patents, it caught my attention and I decided to read what the article had to say. After reading the article, I could not help but wonder how minimal is the research that goes into writing an article that gets published on the front page. A simple internet search to understand a few concepts could have resulted in an article of better quality. My interpretation of what the article tries...

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Small business innovative research Initiative (SBIRI) scheme from Department of Biotechnology

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First Publication Date: 24th December 2009 Department of Biotechnology has introduced a scheme to fund projects of small business innovative research Initiative. The scheme has become immensely popular as almost 56 Successful SBIRI applicants are listed for the scheme as on 26/11/2009. The aim of the scheme is to encourage small and medium scale industries to take up risk in innovative R&D in biotech sector. The intellectual property generated from the Project shall be the joint property of the Industry and DBT (in case of single industry) or whoever (Industries or DBT) contributed for generation of the intellectual property in case of...

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Interesting patent pending invention

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First Publication Date: 21st December 2018 Most technology and engineering companies perceive development of a good portfolio of patents as a key function that enables them to differentiate themselves from their competition, and maintain strategic advantage in their business. Companies adopt various patent generation, protection and management strategies to develop a portfolio of patents. Strategies used by companies for generation of IP include, identifying inventions generated within the company, tying up with universities to generate IP, and acquiring third party IP. Acquiring third party IP can benefit the company if the company successfully identifies good inventions generated by third party, such as...

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Aktiengesellschaft Vormals Meister Lucius & Bruning a Corporation etc.Vs Unichem Laboratories

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First Publication Date: 20th December 2009 The case related to a patent in respect of the manufacture of new sulphonyl-ureas, salts of those compounds and of anti-diabetic preparation containing such compounds. One of the chemical compounds comprised in the said patent was Tolbutamide, and since 1957 the patent holder had been marketing the same as an anti-diabetic drug in India and all over the world under the trade mark "Rastinon". The patent holder filed an infringement suit against the Respondents claiming that the manufacture, preparation and sale of Uni-Tolbid tablets or Tolbutamide by the Respondents infringes its patent. In response to...

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